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  • It is noted that there is to be no exchange of vows, no exchange of pillow-cases and no nuptial bedding.

    Man marries pillow « Anglican Samizdat

  • See that they sweep under the beds, and put clean sheets and pillow-cases on, and turn down one corner of the bed-clothes, just as you know it ought to be done; and have a can of hot water, and clean towels, and fresh cakes of soap, put in each room.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • My mom's sister P (a talented artist) first made this set of pillow-cases as a wedding gift for my mom, and now I am lucky enough that she me painted a set too: Playing cards are delicately hand-painted on fabric to make these pillow-cases: The King and Queen of Hearts, personalized with our initials.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Martha opened the trunk that Rita placed before her and took out two beautiful embroidered hankies and a set of monogrammed sheets and pillow-cases.

    A Love So Deep

  • She still had several pillow-cases full of things that were infinitely more difficult to destroy.

    take THAT

  • You had to go and look at them — you had to spend a great deal of time always admiring whatever it was — linen cupboards, pillow-cases, old oak furniture, pictures, which Hugh had picked up for an old song.

    Mrs. Dalloway

  • And so there they lived, with their linen cupboards and their old masters and their pillow-cases fringed with real lace at the rate of five or ten thousand a year presumably, while he, who was two years older than Hugh, cadged for a job.

    Mrs. Dalloway

  • After a cursory inspection of the pillow-cases, leather pennants, and Gibson Girls that lined the walls, he left, and continued along Nassau Street with his hands in his pockets.

    This Side of Paradise

  • She got up, shook out the pillow-cases one by one, and began to count the feathers that were in each.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • The ladies are employed in the manufacture of articles pertaining to a higher culture — I allude, as Mr. Micawber would say, to bed-quilts and pillow-cases — the most gorgeous bed-quilts and pillow-cases — made of patchwork, and now and again you will see a mosquito-bar in course of construction, of course not made of net or muslin because of the awesome strength and ferocity of the

    Travels in West Africa

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  • You'd be surprised. Some pillow cases can be quite ruthless. Like an attack butterfly.

    November 11, 2007

  • Wow! They must have been difficult to capture.

    October 29, 2007

  • I wouldn't normally spell the word this way, but that's how it was spelled in the primary source I copied the list from.

    Captured at Yorktown: 154 "pillow-cases," as well as 436 sheets and 279 "bed-cases" (presumably the cloth "sacks" used to stuff bedding, such as straw, into).

    October 29, 2007