Examples from the Web for cotton waste
One man was standing up and waving, in a very excited manner, something which turned out ultimately to be a piece of cotton-waste.A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'|Annie Allnut Brassey
They were wholesale dealers in books, stationery, paper-stock, and cotton-waste.
So, with my can of yellow oil and my handful of cotton-waste, I watch a half-hour or so of fierce battle.'Green Balls'|Paul Bewsher
The engineer perched himself on the cabin skylight, and began mechanically to rub the brass rails with his cotton-waste.Captain Calamity|Rolf Bennett
It is true that some years ago most of the complaints were genuine in referring the cause to cotton-waste.The Preparation of Plantation Rubber|Sidney Morgan