cotton


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to live or act together in harmony

to support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior

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"The Magnalia is a strange, pedantic history, in which true events and real personages move before the reader with the dreamy aspect which they wore in Cotton Mather's singular mind.
Some Manchester chaps said it was as good as any Sea Island cotton on the market."
And it was only the preceding afternoon that she had interfered to influence Marilla against allowing Davy to go fishing with the Timothy Cottons. Davy was still boiling over this.
1,600,000 pounds of powder, we shall have but 400,000 pounds of fulminating cotton; and since we can, without danger, compress
I don't see what it has to do with us, since you are not in the cotton trade."
"They are not love-letters, deary, but notes from my mates after I left Miss Cotton's boarding-school.
There in the room stood his friend, with a large cotton bag on his head, pulled far down to his very nose.
Chillip, looking mildly at my aunt with his head on one side, and making her a little bow, said, in allusion to the jewellers' cotton, as he softly touched his left ear:
Every child that was large enough to carry a hoe was put to work, and the baby--for usually there was at least one baby--would be laid down at the end of the cotton row, so that its mother could give it a certain amount of attention when she had finished chopping her row.
We put sheets of cotton wool under it for a snow-field, and Jake's pocket-mirror for a frozen lake.
Sir Robert Cotton loved books especially, and like many other book lovers, he was greedy of them.
She had more physical strength than most men, and made her patch of cotton and corn and tobacco like the best of them.
Within abundance of silver paper was a pretty little Tunbridgeware box, which Harriet opened: it was well lined with the softest cotton; but, excepting the cotton, Emma saw only a small piece of courtplaister.
Load your horse with cotton, and go by a secret passage which I will show you, which is hidden from the wild beasts, to the Serpent's palace.
Instead he drew a dingy, ragged dress from the bundle beneath the thwart and in this disguised himself as an old woman, drawing a cotton wimple low over his head and forehead to hide his short hair.