One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘We believe that it may be suffering from an aphid attack as it is covered in cotton wool-like clusters which have formed on the underside of the tree's branches.’
- ‘By comparison, rock wool, which is sometimes mistaken for vermiculite insulation because of its similar light gray to dark gray color, is thick and wool-like in appearance, as opposed to granular.’
- ‘He wore plain dark trainers, black jeans, a white pullover and a black wool-like coat, with a navy shoulder strap bag hanging behind him.’
- ‘The Russian poodle's body was said to resembled a greyhound; in Germany the poodle had a thicker body and a wool-like coat.’
- ‘Hansen says large parts of the dam have already been cleaned up, using cotton wool-like absorbent fibres to literally soak up the oil that covers the dam.’
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