wadding

Definitions

  • Isn't Money Enough in the Whole Family to Wad a Gun 131
    Isn't Money Enough in the Whole Family to Wad a Gun 131
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wadding any material used especially to protect something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a survey conducted in 2000 by Kimberly-Clark, it was found that men prefer to fold their toilet paper, and women like to wad it
    • Wadding A wad, or the materials for wads; any pliable substance of which wads may be made.
    • Wadding Any soft stuff of loose texture, used for stuffing or padding garments; esp., sheets of carded cotton prepared for the purpose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wadding Wads collectively; stuffing; specifically, carded cotton or wool used to line or stuff articles of dress, the surface of the spongy web of carded material being covered with tissue-paper or with a coat of size.
    • n wadding Material for gun-wads.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wadding a wad, or the materials for wads: a soft stuff, also sheets of carded cotton for stuffing garments, &c
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Idioms

Shoot your wad - When you have shot your wad, you have expended everything and have no more to say or do about a matter.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Wad a little mass
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Skeat refers to Scand., Sw. vadd, wadding; cf. Ger. watte, wadding, wat, cloth (whence Fr. ouate); ult. allied to weed.

Usage

In literature:

I wad think that what we saw and heard the day wad put ye ower the burn frae vain converse!
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
O wad some power the giftie gie us, To see oursel's as others see us!
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
If I had kent ye were here, I wad hae sent doon for ye afore.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
We wad has gotten 'um afore, but a wumman frichted 'um.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
Ye wad be faur better workin' for yersel'.
"The Guinea Stamp" by Annie S. Swan
Wad ye believe the like o' her?
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
He gie'd ae bitter groan, an' wad hae fa'n to the earth had'na a kind neebor supported him.
"The Path of Duty, and Other Stories" by H. S. Caswell
What wad yer faither hae thocht aboot it, or yer gran'faither?
"The Making of Mary" by Jean Forsyth
It 's hame, and it 's hame, hame fain wad I be, An' it 's hame, hame, hame, to my ain countrie!
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III" by Various
It mague no differend wad she loog lag; I don' wan' see 'er.
"Madame Delphine" by George W. Cable
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In poetry:

And ay they grew, and ay they threw,
As they wad faine be neare;
And by this ye may ken right weil
They were twa luvers deare.
"Lord Thomas And Fair Annet" by Andrew Lang
"Had we twa been upon the green,
And never an eye to see,
I wad hae had you, flesh and fell;
But your sword sall gae wi' mee."
"Battle Of Otterbourne" by Anonymous British
O, Leezie, lass, what wad ye dune
Had ye been in my place?
That nicht I kneel't afore the Lord
An' pray'd for help o' grace—
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
"And how wad I ken ye loved me, Sir,
That have been sae lang away?
And how wad I ken ye loved me, Sir?
Ye never telled me sae."
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
But gi'e me Willie at his best,
His brain clear wi' a glass or twa;
An' I wad wager half a croon
That he wad fairly ding them a'.
"Blythe Willie Stewart" by Alexander Anderson
A fearfu' stoun gaed thro' his heart,
The tear fell frae his e'e,
At thocht o' his dear wife an' bairns,
Wham he nae mair wad see.
"Ballad of The Monkland Cottar" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

"Bill" Wadding Sr, 73, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012, at his residence.
PAWTUCKET — Like "trick" birthday candles, hot spots continued to flare up in the rubble of the Union Wadding Mill complex as late as Friday afternoon, keeping city firefighters busy.
Asian firms pour wads of cash into American solar technology.
For Banks, Wads of Cash and Loads of Trouble.
If you blow your $100,000 wad, just hit restart and play again.
The other woman had bloody bite marks on one of her breasts, according to the report, and the man who reported the fight had a wad of spit on his shirt.
Douglas, has posted video online that shows him and a friend dropping wads of cash down to a group of kids at an area mall, CBS DFW reports.
Mary Clare Wadding from the Austin Public Education Foundation called me the other day about the Floor on the Wall.
Instead, she was given a wad of counterfeit dollars.
Visions of busloads of Western do-gooders plopping down wads of cash for the privilege of squeezing a little building construction into their sightseeing itineraries.
Christie 'Got His Panties In a Wad'.
He's a man who, in his spare time, watches TV from the confines of his million-dollar home, fanning himself with wads of $100 bills.
The occasional surgical nod will complete the scene: Use scalpels instead of cheese knives, wads of gauze for napkins, and metal desk lamps for lighting.
Kenyan McDuffie has officially taken the oath of office as the DC Council member for Wad 5.
In a recent survey it was determined that over half of the US population either folds or wads their toilet paper when people well you know.
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In science:

Arge.: The buffer tree, a new technique for optimal I/O algorithms . In Proc. of the Fourth WADS, pages 334– 345, 1995.
The Random Buffer Tree : A Randomized Technique for I/O-efficient Algorithms
Wad ia Spenta R 2008 String theory: a framework for quantum gravity and various app lications Curr.
String theory: big problem for small size
By (c), we have g ad = δad − ǫzad (x) − εwad(y ) + O(e2).
Telleparallel Lagrange Geometry and a Unified Field Theory: Linearization of the Field Equations
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