woolgathering


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Woolgathering \Wool"gath`er*ing\, a.
   Indulging in a vagrant or idle exercise of the imagination;
   roaming upon a fruitless quest; idly fanciful.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Woolgathering \Wool"gath`er*ing\, n.
   Indulgence in idle imagination; a foolish or useless pursuit
   or design.
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         His wits were a woolgathering, as they say. --Burton.
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