Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ball or small compact mass of cotton.
“With its exfoliating, mottled bark and cotton-ball fruit, the plane is a ubiquitous presence in all five boroughs.”
“I really have no idea what she is talking about, so I just stare at her and watch her breath make small cotton-ball clouds in the freezing night air.”
“Look, Malia and Sasha made cotton-ball Santas for everyone!”
“A fresh gang of hatchery fish then takes their place at the cotton-ball buffet.”
“Mr. Campbell, who years ago served as a Febreze spokesman when the products focused more on odor elimination for fabrics, says his cotton-ball experiment didn't work.”
“Trying to keep up morale, Mike, " Reno said through his cotton-ball beard.”
“She also said her son's wart was gone after three days of having a Vivo-soaked cotton-ball bandaged to it!”
“In the Abastos market, for a few pesos each, you'll find cardboard, wire and cotton-ball figures depicting nearly every walk of life.”
“The walk in the humidity was sure to leave me with a puffy head of cotton-ball hair for the rest of the day, but four hours at a desk after two weeks on the beach had me yearning to get out.”
“The few cotton-ball clouds that lingered about the mountain-tops, sole stragglers of the army that had trooped up from the south at the blast of the rain-wind, turned from pink to white.”
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"The popular name of several species of Gossypium, natural order Malvaceæ, from which the well-known textile substance cotton is obtained. The genus is indigenous to both hemispheres, and the plant...
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