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1. Of or resembling cotton; fluffy.
2. Covered with fibers resembling cotton; nappy.


(ˈkɒt n i)

1. of or like cotton; soft.
2. covered with a down or nap resembling cotton.
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Adj.1.cottony - resembling cotton; as soft as cotton
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
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Nevertheless, like the watercolor-paper portraits, the subjects he has chosen to render as tapestries--from the thick, cottony lightness of his dark, imploding storm clouds, as different from Ruscha's text/cloud as his faces are from Close's physiognomies, to the monumental heaviness of his two tragic rhinoceroses, their penned-up primordiality inextricable from their confined physical weight--garner their affect and their significance from the patently tactile stuff of which they are made.
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