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Words for amounts of specific substances

billow

noun

a moving cloud of something such as smoke or steam

block

noun

a solid piece of wood, stone, ice etc with straight sides

cloud

noun

a large amount of smoke, dust, steam etc in the air

cloud

noun

any large mass in the sky that looks like a cloud

fiber

the American spelling of fibre

fibre

noun

a long thin piece of a natural or artificial substance, similar to a thread or hair in shape

foam

noun

a lot of bubbles that stick together on the surface of a liquid and usually look white

fog

noun

a cloud of smoke or some other gas

froth

noun

a mass of small air bubbles that form on the surface of a liquid

hank

noun

a piece of something such as wool or hair tied in a loose way

knot

noun

a lump in fibre, string, or hair where it has become twisted together

lump

noun

a solid piece in a substance that should be smooth or liquid

mat

noun

a thick twisted mass of something

piece

noun

a single instance of something of a particular type

roll

noun

a long piece of film, paper, carpet etc, rolled into the shape of a tube

sheet

noun

a thin flat piece of paper, metal, plastic, glass etc

sheet

noun

a wide flat area of something such as water or ice

sheeting

noun

large flat pieces of a substance such as plastic or metal

skein

noun

a long piece of wool that has been wound into a loose shape instead of a tight ball

stick

noun

an amount of a solid substance in a container that you push at the bottom so that a small amount comes out of the top

tablet

noun

a small hard piece of a substance, especially one that dissolves in water

thread

noun

a long thin fibre or piece of something

vein

noun

a supply or amount of a particular thing

wad

noun

a round mass of something soft, for example cotton wool

wedge

noun

a piece of wood, plastic, or other material that is thin at one end and wider at the other and is pressed into a space to hold something in place or to force things apart

wedge

noun

something that has the shape of a wedge

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