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Wad
n.
Woad.
Wad
n.
A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow.
Wad
n.
Specifically: A little mass of some soft or flexible material, such as hay, straw, tow, paper, or old rope yarn, used for retaining a charge of powder in a gun, or for keeping the powder and shot close; also, to diminish or avoid the effects of windage. Also, by extension, a dusk of felt, pasteboard, etc., serving a similar purpose.
Wad
n.
A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture, padding a garment, etc.
imp. & p. p.
of Wad
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Wad
Wad
v. t.
To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton.
Wad
v. t.
To insert or crowd a wad into; as, to wad a gun; also, to stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton; as, to wad a cloak.
Wad
n.
Alt. of Wadd
n.
An earthy oxide of manganese, or mixture of different oxides and water, with some oxide of iron, and often silica, alumina, lime, or baryta; black ocher. There are several varieties.
n.
Plumbago, or black lead.
n.
A wad, or the materials for wads; any pliable substance of which wads may be made.
n.
Any soft stuff of loose texture, used for stuffing or padding garments; esp., sheets of carded cotton prepared for the purpose.
imp. & p. p.
of Waddle
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Waddle
v. i.
To walk with short steps, swaying the body from one side to the other, like a duck or very fat person; to move clumsily and totteringly along; to toddle; to stumble; as, a child waddles when he begins to walk; a goose waddles.
v. t.
To trample or tread down, as high grass, by walking through it.
n.
One who, or that which, waddles.
adv.
In a waddling manner.
n.
Woad.

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