One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Scraps of waste cotton yarn, used typically to clean machinery.
- ‘He has three men at work on the deck, and with a chisel, they are hammering little bits of cotton waste into the tiny spaces between the beams that form the deck.’
- ‘It used to end up with 13 million pounds of wornout currency each year, some of which now mixes with recovered cotton waste to create a rich-textured, watermarked paper.’
- ‘The scientists have devised a new low-cost way to add value to cotton waste.’
- ‘Indonesian exports to Egypt are mainly wood and paper products, crude palm oil and textiles, while Egyptian exports to Indonesia are mainly cotton waste, dates and fertilizer.’
- ‘One cargo of barytes and one of cotton waste had been shipped from the port and the first of the season's cargoes of potatoes were being assembled at the docks.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.