Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of cushion.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cushion.

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Examples

  • The leader may say, for example: "It being a beautiful spring day, the _old lady with the bandbox_ [here the old lady must get up and turn around] decided to visit her daughter, and so took a _seat_ in the _stage coach_ [everybody turns around]; she found the _cushions_ [cushions turn around] very comfortable until the _fat old gentleman_ [fat old gentleman turns around] got in, when the place seemed to her very crowded, and she was glad to open the _windows_; the _driver_ cracked his _whip_, the _wheels_ creaked, the _horses_ strained at the _harness_, and away they started on their journey," etc.

    Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium

  • Each understood how putting their name on a ballot robbed them of sleep, took them from their families and made them pin cushions for ridicule.

    A Lesson In Campaign Mismanagement

  • When it comes to cushions is a wise option to unzip them and see what exactly is on the inside, to make sure you get only the best.

    Wooden delights: How to buy a quality dresser

  • He got the cushions from a man he once shared a trailer with, and they turned out to be infested with cockroaches.

    Did Christianity Cause the Crash?

  • The páramo sensu strictu has a predominance of scrublands and low shrubs and the superpáramo has grasses in cushions with scant coverage.

    Santa Marta páramo

  • I always build in cushions because there's ALWAYS someone who misses the deadlines.

    Deadlines: Lethal Foe or a Writer's BFF

  • I-R-I, With the current left-wing cultural mantra advising bed-hopping “pin cushions” (The Mr. and I loved your description) to run down to the nearest abortion mill as an alternative form of birth control, is pitiful, selfish and degrading.

    Think Progress » New Bush Policy: All Gays Should Be Celibate

  • I-R-I, With the current left-wing cultural mantra advising bed-hopping “pin cushions” (The Mr. and I loved your description)

    Think Progress » New Bush Policy: All Gays Should Be Celibate

  • In the evening she would lie back among the satin cushions and the soldiers and guards would come in and she would discourse cleverly on literature and art – just like a courtesan in the time of the Louis. '

    Six Red Months in Russia: An Observer's Account of Russia Before and During the Proletarian Dictatorship

  • After that, he set the cushions from the buggy, covering them with the rug, at the head of the couch, making a bolster, and, over that, the one she had had at her back.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

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