cotton ball

Definitions

  • COTTON BALLS
    COTTON BALLS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cotton ball a fungus disease of cranberries
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Usage

In literature:

It was really a ball of cotton, but when oil was poured upon it the ball burned fiercely.
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Another method of eating burning coals employs small balls of burned cotton in a dish of burning alcohol.
"The Miracle Mongers, an Exposé" by Harry Houdini
In it were balls of cotton and calabashes filled with fruit and a chattering parrot.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
I replace the cork balls by pellets of cotton or paper, kept in their round shape with a few bands of thread.
"The Life of the Spider" by J. Henri Fabre
The bed was without curtains, its supports of iron resting on balls of crystal; the coverings, of a thin white substance resembling cotton.
"The Coming Race" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Sterile cotton balls in covered glass jar.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
A gentleman sitting by me had concealed my watch in my ball of knitting cotton.
"Plantation Sketches" by Margaret Devereux
To-day it is a heavy cotton twine bought machine-spun in balls or hanks.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
The ball of knitting cotton was in a black satin bag on her lap.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
It is as if we believed our civilization existed to make cheap cotton and tennis-balls instead of fine human lives.
"New Worlds For Old" by Herbert George Wells
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In news:

It was 75-80 degrees, the sky was blue, and if there were any clouds at all, they were the fluffy cotton ball kind.
Great-grandmother was queen of the Cotton Ball .
I plunged a cotton ball into a vase of water and held it there for a few seconds.
Last week we watched Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops give out game balls about as fast asn Damien Williams could run 95 yards down the Cotton Bowl field.
Great-grandmother was queen of the Cotton Ball.
University of Missouri police have arrested two white naval midshipmen for spreading cotton balls in front of the campus' black culture center.
Investigators say the two suspects spread cotton balls in front of Mizzou's Black Culture Center on Friday.
Two Mizzou students arrested for cotton ball hate crime.
But the Crystal Ball sees an 0-3 start vs Josh Cotton.
Someone scattered hundreds of cotton balls across the lawn, a reference to slavery, and it happened as Black History Month was coming to a close.
URI's Dominique McKoy and PC's Bryce Cotton dive for the loose ball during first-half action Thursday PHOTO BY ERNEST A BROWN.
From DIY finger paint to cotton ball art, these four family experiments are tons of fun – totally on the fly.
Black shoe polish , a lighter, nylons, spit or faucet water, a freezer, cotton balls, wax.
Cotton balls were scattered in front of MU's Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center early Friday.
Justin Brown #19 of the Oklahoma Sooners carries the ball against the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 13, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.
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