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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waded; p. pr. & vb. n. Wadding.]
 1. To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton.
 2. To insert or crowd a wad into; as, to wad a gun; also, to stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton; as, to wad a cloak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wade v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waded; p. pr. & vb. n. Wading.]
 1. To go; to move forward.  [Obs.]
 When might is joined unto cruelty,
 Alas, too deep will the venom wade.   --Chaucer.
    Forbear, and wade no further in this speech.   --Old Play.
 2. To walk in a substance that yields to the feet; to move, sinking at each step, as in water, mud, sand, etc.
 So eagerly the fiend . . .
 With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way,
 And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.   --Milton.
 3. Hence, to move with difficulty or labor; to proceedlowly among objects or circumstances that constantlyinder or embarrass; as, to wade through a dull book.
    And wades through fumes, and gropes his way.   --Dryden.
    The king's admirable conduct has waded through all these difficulties.   --Davenant.