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padding

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpaddingpad‧ding /ˈpædɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 TIMsoft material used to fill or cover something 🔊 a helmet with protective padding2 SLALunnecessary and uninteresting details or words that are added to make a sentence, speech etc longer – used to show disapproval
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paddingThe cheeks, also awaiting padding, had vanished into the cavities of the skull.The animal loped away, putting more distance between them, then resumed its casual, padding walk along the path.I breathed deeply, padding over the sand.Also, my costume had discreet padding and my boots had lifts to change my apparent height and size.The secret is a hidden pocket of extra padding.Shiny plastic and vivid purple padding on the waist and shoulder straps make the sack stand out and guarantee a closer look.The cat immediately rose, padding like a shadow across the floor, and jumped into its master's lap.She was on a couch of some silky padding that opened to her contours in a way that was obscurely obscene.

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