Part of speech: noun

Cotton or wool prepared in sheets; also, the act of batting in any sense of the verb.

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Usage examples "batting":

  1. Look here; if it is the batting that you are feeling sore about, you shall go in first. - "A Tale of the Summer Holidays", G. Mockler.
  2. The game consists in batting the ball with the hand back and forth over the string, a point being scored by either team whenever its opponents allow the ball to touch the floor. - "Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium", Jessie H. Bancroft.
  3. Six lines are the record Of all of these years of hard plowing in quack- grass, while batting At poisonous flies and stepping on poisonous snakes ... - "Toward the Gulf", Edgar Lee Masters.