There was even a cotton candy machine that children gather around.
With a pop of color and fun print, this cotton pair is not at all stuffy.
They waited to marry until shortly before his election because Ford worried voters might not cotton to a divorced ex-dancer.
And as with his war service, cotton plays the plainspoken farm-boy angle for all its worth.
We set to our task with a deliberate gentleness, dabbing with cloths, cotton, swabs.
Anciently, it had been to Europe what cotton was to the Mexico of the Aztecs.
We got to the latter port without accident, and took in a cargo of cotton.
The official answer is that the tourist-traffic is a flea-bite compared with the cotton industry.
No end of cotton and needles had to be sold to get such a sum together!
The Bokharians also import large quantities of cotton, partly raw and partly spun.
late 13c., from Old French coton (12c.), ultimately (via Provençal, Italian, or Old Spanish) from Arabic qutn, a word perhaps of Egyptian origin. Philip Miller of the Chelsea Physic Garden sent the first cotton seeds to American colony of Georgia in 1732. Also ultimately from the Arabic word, Dutch katoen, German Kattun, Provençal coton, Italian cotone, Spanish algodon, Portuguese algodão. Cotton gin is recorded from 1794 (see gin (n.2)).
"to get on with" someone (usually with to), 1560s, perhaps from Welsh cytuno "consent, agree." But perhaps also a metaphor from cloth finishing and thus from cotton (n.). Related: Cottoned; cottoning.