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On a twin bed covered by a thin clear plastic sheet, sat a bag with surgical gloves, a jar of petroleum jelly, cotton wool, some pain killers and the needle, attached to a long, thin tube, which is used to drain the fluid into a bucket on the floor.
These were white reliefs with surfaces made from familiar materials and objects (fabric, bread, cotton wool) covered in liquid kaolin, a white clay, which stiffened when dry.
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COTTON WOOL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cotton wool for English Language Learners
: a mass of cotton that is used especially for cleaning the skin or wounds
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