Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pillow stuffed with hops, considered to be a soporific.

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Examples

  • Mrs. Dodd, had sent in a hop-pillow for me, in case of headache, and a pie to begin house-keeping with.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • _ When I got back with the hop-pillow she wasn't there.

    Dolly Reforming Herself A Comedy in Four Acts

  • How we did laugh when he came up and explained that our neighbor, old Mrs. Dodd, had sent in a hop-pillow for me, in case of headache, and a pie to begin house-keeping with.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • How we did laugh when he came up and explained that our neighbor, old Mrs. Dodd, had sent in a hop-pillow for me, in case of headache, and a pie to begin housekeeping with.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • Or without the smoking, to breathe where tobacco is burnt, -- _that_ calms the nervous system in a wonderful manner, as I experienced once myself when, recovering from an illness, I could not sleep, and tried in vain all sorts of narcotics and forms of hop-pillow and inhalation, yet was tranquillized in one half hour by a _pinch_ of _tobacco_ being burnt in a shovel near me.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

  • Or without the smoking, to breathe where tobacco is burnt, ” that calms the nervous system in a wonderful manner, as I experienced once myself when, recovering from an illness, I could not sleep, and tried in vain all sorts of narcotics and forms of hop-pillow and inhalation, yet was tranquillized in one half hour by a pinch of tobacco being burnt in a shovel near me.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

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