wadding

Part of speech: noun

Wads collectively; carded cotton in sheets used for padding.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Wardon Allan Curtis.