cotton wool


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cotton wool

1. Chiefly Brit bleached and sterilized cotton from which the gross impurities, such as the seeds and waxy matter, have been removed: used for surgical dressings, tampons, etc.
2. cotton in the natural state
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If you wish, you can tie your 'dreams' to little clouds of cotton wool before popping them into the jar.
His dad Simon said at the time: "I was clearing up Laurie's room and picked up cotton wool that was lying about.
Neil Jones, of Torfaen council, said: "The most expensive part of our advert was the bag of cotton wool, which was PS1.
AdvaCare's USFDA-approved cotton wool roll is highly absorbent, soft and made of 100% cotton.
Its easy to use foaming cleansers will help you wash away the strains of the day easily without having to mess around with cotton wool buds.
He said: "It's been a case of cancelling training and wrapping all my players in cotton wool.
Dip pieces of cotton wool in the bowl of cold water.
The Stooges crank up the amps for a set of pub-rock riffs that sounds as if it was recorded in a box of cotton wool, and go through the motions.
3) found evidence of retinal hemorrhage, macular edema, cotton wool spots, retinal vasculitis, exudative retinal detachment, and anterior uveitis.
That's a basket where the eggs are wrapped in cotton wool.
The pads are comprised of a core 100% pure cotton wool for high absorbency, an acquisition and filtration layer of 100% pure cotton nonwoven, a breathable protection layer and a large "Secure-fit" adhesive.
In another test, crickets crowded around cotton wool that had been soaked in water about as salty as seawater.