from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small pillow used chiefly for decoration, as on a couch.
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- n. a small pillow, especially one placed on a chair rather than a bed, for decoration rather than comfort
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- n. a small cushion that is used for decorative purposes
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God and a fistful of spiny, pink cactus needles sewed into a throw pillow kept him out of my bed until I turned eighteen, but Gabriel was a decent man, or as decent as a man who bought a girl from a convent could be, and while I never bore him a son there was one daughter, Felicia, whom I sent away when she was four because Gabriel had no interest in raising a daughter, and I had no interest in being a single parent, he was content to live a life apart from me, listening to his Lucha Reyes records on a separate floor while I lived a life on my own floor of his turn-of-the-century Victorian mansion in Angelino Heights.