One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Fluffy wadding of a kind originally made from raw cotton, used for cleansing wounds, removing cosmetics, and padding delicate objects; cotton wool.
- ‘Ms L was instructed to make the ride home as comfortable as possible and to have impervious materials, such as plastic bags and absorbent cotton blankets, available to sit and lie on during the car ride home and for her bed.’
- ‘Diaper Cloth is a twill, dobby or plain woven absorbent cotton.’
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