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wad·ding

(wahd'ing),
1. Carded cotton or wool in sheets, used for surgical dressing.
2. Fibrous material used in packing a firearm shell, often found in gunshot wounds inflicted at close range.
A disc of material—formerly fibre and paper, now plastic and cardboard—used in guns—most commonly in shotguns—to seal gas behind a projectile or to separate powder from shot

wad·ding

(wahd'ing)
Carded cotton or wool in sheets, used for surgical dressing.
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Yet all of these writings combined would not prove as influential as Wadding's efforts to make March 17 an official feast day.
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The eagerly awaited Kilkenny-Tipperary clash on September 5 will be Wadding's first decider, though he previously refereed minor (1997) and under-21 (2003) finals.
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CORK forward Niall McCarthy is to escape censure after knocking the flag from linesman Michael Wadding's hand during Sunday's All Ireland hurling semi-final.
Union Wadding Company, Pawtucket, RI, recently purchased a Temafa fiber opening system, which is designed to open complete bales of natural or synthetic fibers.