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 Meanings and Examples of COTTON
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cotton
 n.  plant with soft, white stuff round the seeds
Classic Sentence: (155 in 11 pages)
1  And raising good cotton, riding well, shooting straight, dancing lightly, squiring the ladies with elegance and carrying one's liquor like a gentleman were the things that mattered.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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2  Beatrice Tarleton was a busy woman, having on her hands not only a large cotton plantation, a hundred negroes and eight children, but the largest horse-breeding farm in the state as well.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  They looked out across the endless acres of Gerald O'Hara's newly plowed cotton fields toward the red horizon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  The moist hungry earth, waiting upturned for the cotton seeds, showed pinkish on the sandy tops of furrows, vermilion and scarlet and maroon where shadows lay along the sides of the trenches.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  It was a savagely red land, blood-colored after rains, brick dust in droughts, the best cotton land in the world.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  The plantation clearings and miles of cotton fields smiled up to a warm sun, placid, complacent.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  He cleared the fields and planted cotton and borrowed more money from James and Andrew to buy more slaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Tom Slattery owned no slaves, and he and his two oldest boys spasmodically worked their few acres of cotton, while the wife and younger children tended what was supposed to be a vegetable garden.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  But, somehow, the cotton always failed, and the garden, due to Mrs. Slattery's constant childbearing, seldom furnished enough to feed her flock.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  The sight of Tom Slattery dawdling on his neighbors' porches, begging cotton seed for planting or a side of bacon to "tide him over," was a familiar one.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  All of the world was crying out for cotton, and the new land of the County, unworn and fertile, produced it abundantly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  There remained varicolored cotton dresses which Scarlett felt were not festive enough for the occasion, ball dresses and the green sprigged muslin she had worn yesterday.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Why, all we have is cotton and slaves and arrogance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  Only the older men, the cripples and the women were left, and they spent their time knitting and sewing, growing more cotton and corn, raising more hogs and sheep and cows for the army.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  Before the war there had been few cotton factories, woolen mills, arsenals and machine shops south of Maryland--a fact of which all Southerners were proud.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  They are dependent upon importation from foreign countries for cotton and grain.
2  Black slaves used to work on the cotton plantations of the southern United States.
3  Thick cotton padding embedded the precious vase in its box.
4  She felt hot, despite being clad only in a thin cotton dress.
5  In hot weather clothes made of a porous material like cotton are best.
6  Press on the wound with a large pad of cotton wool.
7  She was wearing a pretty flowered cotton dress.
8  Corn and cotton are extensively cultivated in this region.
9  It is softer than cotton and nylon and has a similar lustre to silk.
10  His style of humor was very human, and that's why people cotton to him.
11  Many here see the ruling against US cotton subsidies as just the first step in tipping the balance of future world trade talks in favour of developing countries.
12  The nurse put a clean pad of cotton over his wound.
13  I specialize in the sale of cotton piece goods; may I act as your agent?
14  Considering that most of your clothes are polyester or cotton blends, the off flow lint is a good fire ignition source.
15  In hot weather cloths made of a porous material like cotton are best.