cotton batting

absorbent cotton pressed into pads or layers for use in dressing wounds, filling quilts, etc.

1820–30, Americanism Unabridged
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It is also used to reduce the flammability of cellulose insulation, cotton batting in mattresses, and wood composites.
Use polyester batting to wrap each egg and then place in a box lined with polyester or cotton batting for additional protection.
Alternatively, wrapping stems with cotton batting may keep slugs off plants.
Cotton batting was placed in all traps to provide thermal cover for captured mammals.
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