glass wool

glass wool
glass′ wool′
chem. spun glass resembling wool, used for insulation, filters, etc
Etymology: 1875–80

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • glass wool — noun Date: 1879 glass fibers in a mass resembling wool and being used especially for thermal insulation and air filters …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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