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Origin of cotton wool
Words nearby cotton wool
Example sentences from the Web for cotton wool
When the gold is pressed into the impressions of the tools with the pad of cotton-wool, they should be plainly visible through it.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books|Douglas Cockerell
A loose plug of cotton-wool in the open mouth completes the capillary pipette.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
Double cyanide gauze, rung out of boric lotion and covered with a good supporting pad of cotton-wool, is then put on.
Then he loosely stuffed them with cotton-wool, smoothed the feathers, and placed them on a shelf to dry.The Swan and Her Crew|George Christopher Davies
It looked like a billowy sea of cotton-wool, but the airmen who had just emerged from it, had no comfort in its soft embrace.Round the World in Seven Days|Herbert Strang
British Dictionary definitions for cotton wool
- a state of pampered comfort and protection
- (as modifier)a cotton-wool existence