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cotton batting

absorbent cotton pressed into pads or layers for use in dressing wounds, filling quilts, etc.
Origin of cotton batting
1820-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These can then be caulked with oakum, cotton-batting, or wicking, or something of that nature.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • Have you any cotton-batting, or black sewing-silk, to give me, to quilt it with?

    Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie
  • Then she trudged up to the garret for a box, and, putting a layer of cotton-batting in the bottom, laid Bunny in one corner.

    Tattine Ruth Ogden
  • Near by were little heaps of cotton-batting, wrapping-cord, and hair.

  • What ever else can be said of cotton-batting, however, it is hardly a topic of smart conversation.

    The Imitator Percival Pollard
  • "I lost some cotton-batting once before," he half-whispered to Gwendolyn.

  • So in smart circles there was never any mention of cotton-batting when the name of Neargood came up.

    The Imitator Percival Pollard

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