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Lamb's wool is a traditional English drink, now long departed but popular from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, which consisted of heated beer, sweetened and spiced, in which the soft fluffy white pulp of baked apples was mixed. On 9 November 1666 Samuel Pepys noted in his diary, ‘Being come home, we to Cards till two in the morning; and drinking lamb's wool, to bed.’

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