Cotton
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Exodus 25:4
And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,
Nave's Topical Index

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Cotton

Cotton is now both grown and manufactured in various parts of Syria and Palestine; but there is no proof that, till they came in contact with Persia, the Hebrews generally knew of it as a distinct fabric from linen. [LINEN]

ATS Bible Dictionary
Cotton

Was a native product of India, and perhaps of Egypt, and is supposed to be intended in some of the passages where the English version has "fine linen." It had been much disputed whether cotton clothe was used by the ancient Hebrews and Egyptian mummies were wrapped, proves that this material was sometimes used, especially for children. See FLAX, LINEN.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.

2. (n.) The cotton plant. See below.

3. (n.) Cloth made of cotton.

4. (v. i.) To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.

5. (v. i.) To go on prosperously; to succeed.

6. (v. i.) To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with.

7. (v. i.) To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COTTON

kot'-'-n (karpac is the better translation, as in the Revised Version, margin, where the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) have "green" in Esther 1:6): The Hebrew karpac is from the Persian kirpas and the Sanskrit karpasa, "the cotton plant." The derived words originally meant "muslin" or "calico," but in classical times the use of words allied to karpac-in Greek and Latin-was extended to include linen. The probability is in favor of "cotton" in Esther 1:6. This is the product of Gossypium herbaceum, a plant originally from India but now cultivated in many other lands.

Greek
1039. bussinos -- fine linen
... fine linen. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: bussinos Phonetic Spelling:
(boos'-see-nos) Short Definition: of fine linen, cotton Definition: of fine ...
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1040. bussos -- byssus (a species of flax), also (the) linen (made ...
... made from it). Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: bussos Phonetic Spelling:
(boos'-sos) Short Definition: fine linen, cotton Definition: fine linen ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3768. karpas -- cotton or fine linen
... 3767, 3768. karpas. 3769 . cotton or fine linen. Transliteration: karpas
Phonetic Spelling: (kar-pas') Short Definition: linen. ...
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948. buts -- byssus
... fine white linen. From an unused root (of the same form) meaning to bleach, ie
(intransitive) be white; probably cotton (of some sort) -- fine (white) linen. ...
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Library

The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Power Thereof
... BY. That learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. IOHN COTTON, Teacher of the Church at
Boston, in New-England,. Tending to reconcile some present differences about. ...
/.../cotton/the keyes of the kingdom of heaven and power thereof/title page.htm

Preface to the American Edition.
... We refer our readers, who desire a more full account of him, to his life by Norton
and Mather. John Cotton was born Dec.4, 1585, in Derby in England. ...
/.../preface to the american edition.htm

The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Power Thereof
... <. The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Power Thereof John Cotton. Table
of Contents. Title Page. PREFACE TO THE AMERICAN EDITION. TO THE READER. ...
/.../cotton/the keyes of the kingdom of heaven and power thereof/

To the Reader.
The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Power Thereof. <. ...
/.../cotton/the keyes of the kingdom of heaven and power thereof/to the reader.htm

What the Keyes of the Kingdome of Heaven Be, and what their Power.
The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Power Thereof. <. ...
/.../the keyes of the kingdom of heaven and power thereof/chap i what the keyes.htm

Of the Distribution of the Keys, and their Power, or of the ...
The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Power Thereof. <. ...
/.../chap ii of the distribution.htm

Of the Subject of the Power of the Keyes, to whom they are ...
The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Power Thereof. <. ...
/.../chap iii of the subject.htm

Of the Subject to whom to the Key of Church Priviledge, Power, or ...
The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Power Thereof. <. ...
/.../chap iiii of the subject.htm

Of the Subject to whom the Key of Authority is Committed.
The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Power Thereof. <. ...
/.../the keyes of the kingdom of heaven and power thereof/chap v of the subject.htm

Of the Power and Authoritie Given to Synods.
The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Power Thereof. <. ...
/.../the keyes of the kingdom of heaven and power thereof/chap vi of the power.htm

Thesaurus
Cotton (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular
twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. ...
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Gin (10 Occurrences)
... 8. (n.) A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin. 9. (vt) To
catch in a trap. 10. (vt) To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton. ...
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Silkworm
... masa' of same meaning; Septuagint trichapton, "woven of hair"; (2) serikon (Revelation
18:12); (31 shesh; compare Arabic shash, a thin cotton material; (4) buts ...
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Silk (4 Occurrences)
... masa' of same meaning; Septuagint trichapton, "woven of hair"; (2) serikon (Revelation
18:12); (31 shesh; compare Arabic shash, a thin cotton material; (4) buts ...
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Dyeing
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dye. 2. (n.) The process or art of fixing coloring matters
permanently and uniformly in the fibers of wool, cotton, etc. Int. ...
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Thread (32 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance,
drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more ...
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Willow (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) A machine in which cotton or wool is opened and cleansed by the action of
long spikes projecting from a drum which revolves within a box studded with ...
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Twist (5 Occurrences)
... 8. (vt) To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton. ...
16. (n.) A kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties. 17. ...
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Roving (4 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The operation of forming the rove, or slightly twisted sliver or roll of
wool or cotton, by means of a machine for the purpose, called a roving frame ...
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Beetle (7 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing
over rollers, as in cotton mills; -- called also beetling machine. ...
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Bible Concordance
Cotton (3 Occurrences)

Esther 1:6 There were hangings of white cloth, of green, and of blue, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the couches were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and white, and yellow, and black marble.
(See JPS YLT RSV)

Proverbs 7:16 My bed is covered with cushions of needlework, with coloured cloths of the cotton thread of Egypt;
(BBE YLT)

Isaiah 19:9 And all the workers in linen thread, and those who make cotton cloth, will be put to shame.
(BBE JPS RSV)

Subtopics

Cotton

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Silkworm

Silk (4 Occurrences)

Dyeing

Thread (32 Occurrences)

Willow (1 Occurrence)

Twist (5 Occurrences)

Roving (4 Occurrences)

Beetle (7 Occurrences)

Spinning

Dye (1 Occurrence)

Hierapolis (1 Occurrence)

Assyria (124 Occurrences)

Hat

Yarn (37 Occurrences)

Quilt (2 Occurrences)

Nap (1 Occurrence)

Needlework (23 Occurrences)

Union (24 Occurrences)

Ornamental (4 Occurrences)

Open (586 Occurrences)

Lace (7 Occurrences)

Lap (12 Occurrences)

Gauze (2 Occurrences)

Webbing (1 Occurrence)

Wick (10 Occurrences)

Waste (668 Occurrences)

Work (4564 Occurrences)

Industry (5 Occurrences)

Interest (35 Occurrences)

Fruit (318 Occurrences)

Flock (242 Occurrences)

Flue

Ferret (1 Occurrence)

Fuller (5 Occurrences)

Freight (1 Occurrence)

Footing (3 Occurrences)

Fine (184 Occurrences)

Fleece (6 Occurrences)

Turban (13 Occurrences)

Reel (6 Occurrences)

Raw (10 Occurrences)

Embroidery (12 Occurrences)

Domestic (5 Occurrences)

Delicate (32 Occurrences)

Dejected (3 Occurrences)

Dress (38 Occurrences)

Devil (58 Occurrences)

Mother-of-pearl (1 Occurrence)

Mule (9 Occurrences)

Mill (9 Occurrences)

Melita (1 Occurrence)

Manufacturers (2 Occurrences)

Pile (16 Occurrences)

Press (57 Occurrences)

Pick (37 Occurrences)

Picker (1 Occurrence)

Plantation (3 Occurrences)

Print (3 Occurrences)

Byssus (40 Occurrences)

Brilliant (5 Occurrences)

Ball (2 Occurrences)

Bat (2 Occurrences)

Candle (16 Occurrences)

Caterpillar (6 Occurrences)

Colored (2 Occurrences)

Carpet (1 Occurrence)

Cottages (1 Occurrence)

Cushions (5 Occurrences)

Cloth (57 Occurrences)

Coloured (21 Occurrences)

Attalia (1 Occurrence)

Sackcloth (47 Occurrences)

Stool (6 Occurrences)

Smaragdus (1 Occurrence)

Spin (4 Occurrences)

Spindle (2 Occurrences)

Sheet (9 Occurrences)

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