• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cushion-tire a bicycle tire made of india-rubber tubing, with india-rubber stuffing
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. coissin—L. coxinum, coxa, hip.


In literature:

There are no soft cushioned chairs on which the tired prisoner may rest his weary limbs.
"The Twin Hells" by John N. Reynolds
Presently Cora tripped in, all besleeved and smartened, to set cushions behind the tired back and head, and caress the long thin fingers.
"The Trial" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Grace lay back among the cushions, looking very white and tired.
"Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
She was tired, and leaned back in the cushioned chair, hardly realizing what had befallen her.
"A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia" by Alice Turner Curtis
She lay back against the cushions with a tired feeling all over her.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
No word escapes her: she leans back with her pretty tired head pressed close against the cushions.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
How tired you look; would you like another cushion to your back?
"Portia" by Duchess
She put a cushion at his back, and drew the shade low over the lamp, so that his "poor tired eyes" should not be dazzled.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
He was still very tired, and at last he lay back among the cushions and closed his eyes and tried to sleep.
"The Girl from Alsace" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
The ideas of William Thomson as to pneumatic and cushioned tires are now, after a lapse of fifty years, generally adopted.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle

In news:

Cushioned shoe inserts may give a break to tired feet, but they aren't likely to relieve back pain, experts say.
For years, the US Environmental Protection Agency has endorsed the recycling of ground-up tires to cushion the surfaces of children's playgrounds and sports fields.