She hastily pulled her signal banner from the pole, wadded it under her arm, and hurried down the dune to the hut.
Taking it from her, he wadded it up and threw it back into the kitchen.
A hillman walked behind him with a wadded cotton-quilt and spread it carefully by the fire.
Brett pulled off his damp coat, wadded it, jammed it under the flow.
“Yes, it was wadded up inside an old cigarette case,” Dan explained.
In the fog it sounded like an immense humming in a wadded room.
"Bed" consists of a wadded quilt laid on the floor, with another for a covering.
She now appeared with a bonnet, and a wadded cloak which her master had given her.
It was Lucy, a wadded dressing gown over her nightdress and a glass of hot milk in her hand.
wadded clothes are clothes with cotton between the outside and the lining.
early 15c., "soft material for padding or stuffing," of uncertain origin, and the different meanings may represent more than one source. Among the possible connections are Medieval Latin wadda, Dutch watten, and Middle English wadmal (late 14c.) "woolen cloth," which seems to be from Old Norse vaðmal "a woolen fabric of Scandinavia," probably from vað "cloth" + mal "measure."
The meaning "bundle of currency" is American English, 1778. To shoot (one's) wad "do all one can do" is recorded from 1914. The immediate source of the expression probably is the sense of "disk of cloth used to hold powder and shot in place in a gun." Wad in slang sense of "a load of semen" is attested from 1920s, and the expression now often is felt in this sense. As a suffix, -wad in 1980s joined -bag, -ball, -head in combinations meaning "disgusting or unpleasant person."
1570s, from wad (n.). Related: Wadded; wadding.