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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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The experiment mimics the effects of inhaling tobacco smoke, e-cigarette vape and normal air into the lungs, with the lungs represented by three bell jars filled with cotton wool.
YOU WILL NEED: A battery-powered tealight Some cotton wool Thin black card A toilet roll tube Black paint and a brush A black marker pen Glue (Pritt stick works well for this project) Short lengths of ribbon Coloured card and glitter Step METHOD 1.
A DAD with a phobia of cotton wool balls has won thousands of pounds after coworkers stuffed them down his shirt and stuck them to machines he used.
The bags also contain a stress ball, an inspiring quote, a pen, a highlighter, chocolate, tissues and a ball of cotton wool infused with a favourite, soothing scent.
A BLUNDERING nurse used damp cotton wool to seal a dying woman's eyes shut during her final hours.
If a male assistant asked me what I wanted I always said cotton wool.
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Dab on cleanser and spread evenly using finger tips or cotton wool. After a minute or two wipe off gently with moist cotton wool.
Rating Garnier Express 2in1 Eye Make-Up Remover (125ml), PS3.49, Boots I LIKED the idea of not having to rub away at my eyes to get mascara off and my heavy eye liner and mascara was gone after a few sweeps with a cotton wool pad.
STEVE McCLAREN claimed he will wrap Rob Elliot up in cotton wool after a heroic performance from the third-choice keeper earned Newcastle victory at Bournemouth.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Davidson said that the Australian cricket administrators need to be aware of the fact that there are certain fundamentals that do not ever change in the game, adding that players, especially bowlers, should not be wrapped up in cotton wool.
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