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cotton batting

  1. absorbent cotton pressed into pads or layers for use in dressing wounds, filling quilts, etc.
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Origin of cotton batting

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for cotton batting

Historical Examples

  • Have you any cotton-batting, or black sewing-silk, to give me, to quilt it with?

    Roughing it in the Bush

    Susanna Moodie

  • Near by were little heaps of cotton-batting, wrapping-cord, and hair.

  • What ever else can be said of cotton-batting, however, it is hardly a topic of smart conversation.

    The Imitator

    Percival Pollard

  • "I lost some cotton-batting once before," he half-whispered to Gwendolyn.

  • These can then be caulked with oakum, cotton-batting, or wicking, or something of that nature.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler