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pillow


pil·low  (pl)
n.
1. A cloth case, stuffed with something soft, such as down, feathers, or foam rubber, used to cushion the head, especially during sleep.
2. A decorative cushion.
3. The pad on which bobbin lace is made.
v. pil·lowed, pil·low·ing, pil·lows
v.tr.
1. To rest (ones head) on or as if on a pillow.
2. To serve as a pillow for: Grass pillowed my head.
v.intr.
1. To rest on or as if on a pillow.
2. To assume the shape of a pillow.

[Middle English, from Old English pyle, from West Germanic *pulw, from Latin pulvnus.]

pillow·y adj.


pillow  /plo/  n. a square or rectangular cloth bag filled with soft material, used to support the back or head for comfort, esp. the head when lying in bed: He sleeps with a soft pillow under his head. pillow

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