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wadn. [See Woad.].
     Woad.  [1913 Webster]
wadn. [Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. vadd wadding, Dan vat, D. & G. watte. Cf. Wadmol.].
  •  A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow.  Holland.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture, padding a garment, etc.  [1913 Webster]
Wed hook, a rod with a screw or hook at the end, used for removing the wad from a gun.
wadv. t. 
  •  To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
     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.  [1913 Webster]


wad, n. & v.
1 a lump or bundle of soft material used esp. to keep things apart or in place or to stuff up an opening.
2 a disc of felt etc. keeping powder or shot in place in a gun.
3 a number of banknotes or documents placed together.
4 Brit. sl. a bun, sandwich, etc.
5 (in sing. or pl.) a large quantity esp. of money.
--v.tr. (wadded, wadding)
1 stop up (an aperture or a gun-barrel) with a wad.
2 keep (powder etc.) in place with a wad.
3 line or stuff (a garment or coverlet) with wadding.
4 protect (a person, walls, etc.) with wadding.
5 press (cotton etc.) into a wad or wadding.

perh. rel. to Du. watten, F ouate padding, cotton wool



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VB line, stuff, incrust, wad, pad, fill.

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