What does the word padding mean?

Usage examples for padding

  1. But just as we were leaving he came padding past under our noses, and that's where we took up the chase. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  2. The results were to be used by the editor in an article of his own, my memoranda being only so much padding. – The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women by F. Hopkinson Smith
  3. " For the name of the Lord Jesus" is the silken padding which makes our yokes easy. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren