, v. i. 1. To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does. [Obs.]
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It cottons well; it can not choose but bear
A pretty nap.
Family of Love.
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2. To go on prosperously; to succeed. [Obs.]
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New, Hephestion, does not this matter cotton as I would?
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3. To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with. [Colloq.]
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A quarrel will end in one of you being turned off, in which case it will not be easy to cotton with another.
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Didst see, Frank, how the old goldsmith cottoned in with his beggarly companion?
Sir W. Scott.
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4. To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to. [Slang]
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