I've searched all of the reasonable sources for a meaning of clot as the word appears in the following sentence. I've also tracked down a couple of people who shear sheep and neither of them was able to help me. Before going to the effort described above, I assumed that clot meant un-carded, unwashed wool, but there does not appear to be any text that supports my suspicion. Here is the sentence:
The wool produced by the pasturing of sheep was needed in ever-increasing amounts for the manufacture of clot.
After more-or-less coming to the conclusion that clot was a typo and that the correct word was cloth I got some push-back from editors who based their opinion on context. Anybody know what is meant by clot?
The sentence comes from an historical account of enclosure in 16th century England.