from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See pillowcase.

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  • n. A pillow case.


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  • Their methodical search yielded old newspaper cuttings, books, a stack of pornographic videos and magazines, knuckledusters, a cosh, two flick knives and a pillowslip containing some womens dirty underwear.

    Above Suspicion

  • Desperate for a result, Langton then displayed the pillowslip full of womens underwear taken from McDowells room.

    Above Suspicion

  • I tucked the top of the pillowslip under his girth before tightening it, and prepared to mount.

    The White Mountains

  • One showed her the border of a pillowslip, the stamens of its pale blue flowers French-knotted in Baby Suggs 'kitchen by the light of an oil lamp while arguing the Settlement Fee.


  • I wanted the pillowslip to wave at a passing motorist, for my garments, as usual, were dark.

    Sign of the Unicorn

  • "Royal's my race!" cried Stewart, dropping a pillowslip full of goods he carried with him -- "Royal's my race -- and here's one with great respect for keeping up the name of it" And he leaped to a thicket on his left.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • The cutlery did not arrive till the next morning, nor the linen either, so that we had to dry the crockery with a shirt of the patron’s and an old pillowslip belonging to the concierge.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • The father and a son would walk in front carrying all that a man could lift on their strong backs; then came the children, boys and girls, each with a little white bundle over their shoulder done up in a towel or a pillowslip, tiny mites of four or five doing all they could to save the home; and last came the mother with

    A Surgeon in Belgium

  • There was not a curl of smoke from the chimneys, not a tablecloth or pillowslip on the line, not a blind raised.

    Laddie: A True Blue Story

  • He cut the ropes that bound his wrists, jerked off the pillowslip and cut off the blindfold.

    At Good Old Siwash


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