Definition of cotton waste in English:

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cotton waste

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[mass noun]
Scraps of waste cotton yarn, used typically to clean machinery.
Example sentences
  • Indonesian exports to Egypt are mainly wood and paper products, crude palm oil and textiles, while Egyptian exports to Indonesia are mainly cotton waste, dates and fertilizer.
  • One cargo of barytes and one of cotton waste had been shipped from the port and the first of the season's cargoes of potatoes were being assembled at the docks.
  • He has three men at work on the deck, and with a chisel, they are hammering little bits of cotton waste into the tiny spaces between the beams that form the deck.
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