Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Anything rounded and soft. Especially— In dressmaking, material gathered up so as to produce a sort of knot or bunch for decorative effect.
- n. Alternative form of pouf.
- n. thick cushion used as a seat
“If so, then this 'Miss Rio' ottoman (or 'pouffe' to some of us) will look weirdly familiar.”
“The seat can also be removed from the underframe for use as a pouffe.”
“The LaRousse dictionary says a puf is a puffe or pouffe.”
“The Cube is for people who PVR then series-link Hole In The Wall, then need to Stain Devil urine out of their pouffe because Joe Swash was knocked into a paddling pool wearing a Bacofoil catsuit while imitating the Pharaoh Rameses.”
“The former Labour Home Secretary claimed for a £199 pouffe, a £370 armchair and an £899 sofa.”
“Anyway, Oscar gets a little pair of round squidgy things, something between a hoof and a pouffe.”
“The Point collection also includes an island version, with a wider base that offers more space for objects, together with or instead of a bedside table, and a triangular pouffe.”
“So my dad was reduced to watching television sitting on the pouffe, with the cat in his chair.”
“She was sitting on a gunmetal-gray velvet pouffe, feeling uncomfortable.”
“I was thinking about the time Kirst and I, in a History lesson, were talking about when we were little and all the pictures in our colouring books were coloured in using either a brown or green crayon because they were the only ones we could ever find in the pouffe.”
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I'm wading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels one by one, and someday, I'll wade through them again and list all the words I learned while reading them.
Edit: I started ma...
Words as I learn them.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
I found several pages of words in an old notebook. By the looks of it, they were words I learnt some time ago (and subsequently wrote down) from books by Patrick O'Brian and China Mieville, two aut...
Equipment for maintaining one's lower extremities in an elevated posture whilst seated.
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