She turned cautiously and looked back over the head-rest of her chair.
It seemed to me that those iron disks of the head-rest were the only two points on which my entire weight rested.
But, when you place a boot-leg—or two of them—under your head, they collapse, and make a head-rest less than half an inch thick.
Often there was a head-rest as well, semi-cylindrical and made of stone, wood or metal.
To prevent movement, the head should be supported by an assistant or by a head-rest fixed to the back of the chair.
The most important use of the head-rest is to keep the head in the position required.
The head-rest is just as necessary as ever, and the heavy ones are as advantageous now as before.