Pillow-cup

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pillow-cup a last cup before going to bed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pyle—L. pulvīnus.

Usage

In literature:

Presently, after she had taken the cup and smoothed my pillow, I reached out for her hand.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
And going back to the Avenue Girl's bed she filled her cup with ice and straightened her pillows.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
She then raised his head upon the pillow with one hand and presented the cup to his lips with the other.
"Adèle Dubois" by Mrs. William T. Savage
I finished the cup, and the mulatto laid me down again on my pillow with far more gentleness than she had lifted me up.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
But when he woke, it was to find the grim reality sitting by his pillow, and he couldn't dry-cup it away.
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
Her head ached less; she sat up on her pillows and drank a cup of tea.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
From the hair they made ropes and pillows; while the horns provided them with spoons, cups, dishes, powder-flasks, arrow-heads, and even bows.
"Campmates" by Kirk Munroe
She drank the entire cupful and leaned back on the pillow.
"The Cry at Midnight" by Mildred A. Wirt
The pillow she lay on and the cup she dhrunk out of is more to us than their weight in goold.
"Luttrell Of Arran Complete" by Charles James Lever
The cups were very small; Gracie, propped up with pillows, had to fill them many times.
"Prince Charlie" by Burford Delannoy
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In poetry:

Downy pillow take thy head,
Silken coverlid bestead,
Sunshine help thy sleeping!
No fly's buzzing wake thee up,
No man break thy purple cup
Set for drinking deep in.
"To Flush, My Dog" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In news:

British Fashion Trends Are Caldeira's Cup of Tea for New Dec Pillow, Throws Program.
Use biodegradable plates, cups and utensils for your next dinner party, accent your living room with pillows made from reclaimed seat belts, or give your dog a Recycle Bone.
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