Cotton in a sentence

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Definition of Cotton

  • A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.
  • The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.
  • Cloth made of cotton.
  • To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with.
  • To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to.
  • fabric woven from cotton fibers
  • thread made of cotton fibers
  • erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers
  • soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
  • take a liking to

How to use cotton in a sentence. Cotton pronunciation.

Now the Muezzin from a minaret called to prayer, and the fellah in his cotton shirt and yelek heard, laid his load aside, and yielded himself to his one dear illusion, which would enable him to meet with apathy his end-it might be to-morrow!-and go forth to that plenteous heaven where wives without number awaited him, where fields would yield harvests without labour, where rich food in gold dishes would be ever at his hand.
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This is a rotten cotton show.
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But the walls could stand it-at least the partitions could, for they consisted simply of one thickness of white "cotton domestic" stretched from corner to corner of the room.
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The Christian_" the following instance illustrating God's faithfulness in hearing and answering prayer: "About the year 1829, my husband, who died January 2d, 1854, lent his sleigh and harness to a man calling himself John Cotton, to go some twenty miles and be gone three days.
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Cotton was quite a stranger among us, having been in our place but six weeks.
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On inquiry, Mr. P. found that the clocks had been purchased on credit, and all sold for watches or money; that Cotton owed sixty dollars toward his horse, and had borrowed of the brother with whom he boarded, horse-blanket, whip, and mittens.
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Sir, Mr. John Cotton has left your sleigh and harness here, and you can have them by calling for them_.
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When her mother died, she went to live with a colored woman who made her work very hard, 'tote' wood and water, hoe cotton and corn, do all manner of drudgery, rise at daybreak, and live on scanty food.
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Having invented and patented some kind of a crank or spindle used in the cotton manufacture, and needing capital to start himself in the business of making them, he made it a matter of earnest prayer that he might be directed to some one able and willing to assist him.
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An account of them was subsequently published in the _Christian_: "In 1839 I was a sailor on board the brig Pandora, Captain G-, bound from Savannah to Boston, with a cargo of cotton.
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The vessel being very light, loaded with cotton, made much leeway, and though we had worn ship four times during the preceding night, hoping, if possible, to weather some shoals which the captain judged were near, and to make Chesapeake Bay, where we might have a clear beach before us in case the vessel should strand, yet at eight o'clock Sunday morning we were in but seventeen fathoms of water.
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The water was very cold; he clung to a cotton bale-mainly with his teeth-and floated until nearly exhausted, when he was rescued by some deck hands who were on a piece of the wreck.
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They tore open the bale and packed him in the cotton, and warmed the life back into him, and got him safe to Memphis.
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By developing the water we get fish; by developing the earth we get corn, and cash, and cotton; by developing the air we get breath; by developing the fire we get heat.
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At length the first fleet of five hundred sail, laden with wonderful specimens of Vraibleusian mechanism, and innumerable bales of Vraibleusian manufactures; articles raw and refined, goods dry and damp, wholesale and retail; silks and woollen cloths; cottons, cutlery, and camlets; flannels and ladies' albums; under waistcoats, kid gloves, engravings, coats, cloaks, and ottomans; lamps and looking-glasses; sofas, round tables, equipages, and scent-bottles; fans and tissue-flowers; porcelain, poetry, novels, newspapers, and cookery books; bear's-grease, blue pills, and bijouterie; arms, beards, poodles, pages, mustachios, court-guides, and bon-bons; music, pictures, ladies' maids, scrapbooks, buckles, boxing-gloves, guitars, and snuff-boxes; together with a company of opera-singers, a band of comedians, a popular preacher, some quacks, lecturers, artists, and literary gentlemen, principally sketch-book men, quitted, one day, with a favourable wind, and amid the exultation of the inhabitants, the port of Hubbabub!
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I am not satisfied whether those pleasant ligatures-[Les nouements d'aiguillettes, as they were called, knots tied by some one, at a wedding, on a strip of leather, cotton, or silk, and which, especially when passed through the wedding-ring, were supposed to have the magical effect of preventing a consummation of the marriage until they were untied.
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She wore a dirty apron, and the sleeves of her cotton dress were turned up above her elbows; she had curling pins in her hair.
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The city not only controlled the commerce of the Mississippi, but in it were stored one hundred and fifty thousand bales of cotton, and eight hundred and ten thousand hogsheads of sugar, all of which the English government expected to seize.
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The cotton, however, proved rather a nuisance than a help, as it took fire under the attack, and smoked, annoying the men.
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He made but few speeches, and these were short, but cast his vote on occasions of importance, voting against a reduction of duty on iron and woollen and cotton goods, against imprisonment for debt, and favoring some internal improvements.
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Examples of Cotton

Example #1
David had now been in the country six months, rapidly perfecting his knowledge of Arabic, speaking it always to his servant Mahommed Hassan, whom he had picked from the streets.
Example #2
There, hung to a tree by a deserted mosque near by, the body of one who was with them all an hour before, and who had paid the penalty for some real or imaginary crime; while his fellows blessed Allah that the storm had passed them by.
Example #3
But, no, I guess it's no good.
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But a strong man here at the head, with a sword in his hand, peace in his heart, who'd be just and poor-how can you make officials honest when you take all you can get yourself-!
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This was the rule in Carson-any other kind of partition was the rare exception.
Example #6
Our room was on the lower floor, facing the plaza, and when we had got our bed, a small table, two chairs, the government fire-proof safe, and the Unabridged Dictionary into it, there was still room enough left for a visitor-may be two, but not without straining the walls.