What does the word wadding mean?

Usage examples for wadding

  1. When he returned he syringed the sore with Condy's fluid and I cleaned it with bits of wadding, and the woman with her nails in a way that made me shudder, but she did not seem to hurt herself. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  2. So I cut up the quilt, continued Margolotte, and made from it a very well- shaped girl, which I stuffed with cotton- wadding. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  3. A metallic chinking followed the removal of the wadding and set his heart thumping rapidly. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis