from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An outer covering or case for a pillow; a pillow-case.


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  • To supply this needed power, take a small bag of cotton cloth, like a little pillow-slip, of just the size to cover the patient's whole back.

    Papers on Health

  • "That ought to finish your trap, Lub, I should think," said Phil, who was almost ready to climb into his bunk, having removed most of his clothing, and arranged his sleeping quarters in a jiffy; he too had a small pillow-slip filled with some of the hay, upon which he expected to rest his head comfortably.

    Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys The Birch Bark Lodge

  • Head tucked in the pillow, she apparently was lost in thought, for her brown eyes, slightly narrowed, stared vacantly at the frilling of the pillow-slip.

    Secret Bread

  • Amelia, her eyes sparkling through the holes in the pillow-slip, held Nan and the prisoner back.

    Nan Sherwood at Rose Ranch

  • There was a busy time for a few minutes as the girls dressed Amelia in an old pillow-slip with eye-holes burned in it, and placed in her hand the staff of a broom, over the brush-end of which was drawn another bag, on which, in charcoal, Grace Mason deftly drew a very wise looking owl in outline.

    Nan Sherwood at Rose Ranch

  • The bed had not been slept in; the sheets were not even disarranged, but there was a scrap of paper pinned to one pillow-slip.

    Then I'll Come Back to You

  • "How touching that is!" said one of the hotel ladies, and Mrs. Sims was seen to wipe her eyes with the pillow-slip she was seaming.

    A Missionary Twig

  • The pillow-slip was still damp with Paul's tears and his fevered anguish of the night, and as she drew it off to replace it with a fresh one the thought came to her, for the first time in her life:

    The Mother

  • Then suddenly she felt horribly guilty in even entertaining such thoughts, and quickly drawing on the fresh pillow-slip she went away into her own room.

    The Mother

  • Of course the patient must wear a night-cap or in some other way protect the pillow-slip.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements


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