What does the word fleece mean?

Usage examples for fleece

  1. Therefore, if we are of this type, simply seeking the Golden Fleece for what it will net us in dollars and cents, we are not on the road leading to success. – A Fleece of Gold Five Lessons from the Fable of Jason and the Golden Fleece by Charles Stewart Given
  2. Some of their bodies afford him food, their skin shoes, and their fleece clothes. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  3. Sailors' lodging- houses are generally dirty, foul traps, kept by wretches whose great aim is to fleece the guests of everything they may possess at least cost to themselves. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston