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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUSHION

I want to make a cushion of my lion's skin, for the weight to rest upon.

"Throw me the loan of a trusty Bartly, for a cushion," said he.

He drew forward the chair left vacant by the cat, and beat up the cushion.

You beat up that cushion, an' throw open the best-room door.

She buried her face in the cushion where his shoulder had been.

The cushion capital is the most common form used in the Norman style.

Beside it is the cushion on which the Pope rests his foot in order that it may be kissed.

Let the old submit, and we'll cushion the world for them, and play them out of it with march-music!

Signorina, let me put the cushion a little higher behind you.

But Turk as Turks go, he “places it under the cushion,” when they leave.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French coissin "seat cushion" (12c., Modern French coussin), probably a variant of Vulgar Latin *coxinum, from Latin coxa "hip, thigh," or from Latin culcita "mattress." Someone has counted more than 400 spellings of the plural of this word in Middle English wills and inventories. Also from the French word are Italian cuscino, Spanish cojin.

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