I put a cotton ball and some duct tape around it, and it stopped.
We set to our task with a deliberate gentleness, dabbing with cloths, cotton, swabs.
And as with his war service, cotton plays the plainspoken farm-boy angle for all its worth.
Later, scores of black men roll giant bushels of cotton onto a steamboat.
Leon glanced at Butch, who made eye contact, then gazed at the cotton fields.
Anciently, it had been to Europe what cotton was to the Mexico of the Aztecs.
In the interior of the huts were suspended hammocks made of cotton.
The official answer is that the tourist-traffic is a flea-bite compared with the cotton industry.
For it must be confessed that cotton Mather was a confirmed bait-fisherman.
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.