The pods and stalks are used for fuel: and the leaves are much preferable to common straw, for making paillasses.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
A type long known to the Italians, and familiar to the French as Paillasse.
"A Second Book of Operas" by Henry Edward Krehbiel
Raising one of the blinds cautiously, he recognized the little suburb of Paillasse.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
But this proves to be the note of Paillasse, a merry-andrew.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction." by Various
Alas, I had nothing else to offer him, unless I gave him the uncut straw that was stitched into our paillasses.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
At table the portions, and in the dormitory the paillasses, are identical.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
The next moment she had pushed it between the paillasse and mattress of Susy's bed.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Old Kapus had been put to bed on his paillasse in the next room and Elsa was all alone in the small living-room.
"A Bride of the Plains" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
He had set up two stretchers with straw-stuffed paillasses for beds.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Count Saxe had given up his own paillasse.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell