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cotton bud

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Hair & beauty
cotton budˈcotton bud noun [countable] British English  cotton_buds.jpg DCBa small thin stick with cotton wool at each end, used for cleaning places that are hard to reach, such as inside your ears syn Q-tip American English
Examples from the Corpus
cotton budShe licks the tip of a cotton bud and begins to comb her eyebrows.Use a cotton bud to blend the colours together, so there are no hard lines.Use a cotton bud to carefully blend away edges into foundation so there is no hard edge.Then smudge downwards towards the lashes, using a cotton bud or a small brush.Remove any blobs with a damp cotton bud.
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