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  • The father of Robert Morris, "Financier of the American Revolution," died as the result of being wounded by the wadding of a ship's gun that was fired in his honor. Wadding is also a term used in the United Kingdom for the soft inner layer of patchwork quilts. — “Wadding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Wadding was born in 16 October 1588 at Waterford to Walter Wadding of Waterford, a Wadding sent officers and arms to Ireland, and induced Pope Innocent. — “Luke Wadding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Batting (also known as wadding in the United Kingdom[1] or filler[2]) is a layer of insulation used in quilting between a top layer of patchwork and a bottom layer of backing material.[2][3] Batting is usually made of cotton, polyester, and/or wool. — “Batting (material) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • A child was wanted in the Wadding Hole, a place for the manufacture of waste and damaged cotton, the refuse of the mills, which is here worked up into counterpanes and coverlids. — “Sybil” by Benjamin Disraeli
  • –I could, faith, Nosey Flynn said, snuffling. That was a rare bit of horseflesh. Saint Frusquin was her sire. She won in a thunderstorm, Rothschild's filly, with wadding in her ears. Blue jacket and yellow cap. Bad luck to big Ben Dollard and his John O'Gaunt. He put me off it. Ay. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • "What of this child?" was all his wife said to him. But her low, intense tones brought his head lower. She softened: "Get me some wadding out of the middle drawer," she said. — “Sons and lovers” by D H Lawrence

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