• WordNet 3.6
    • n palliasse mattress consisting of a thin pad filled with straw or sawdust
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Palliasse See Paillasse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n palliasse Same as paillasse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Palliasse pa-lyas′ Same as Paillasse.
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In literature:

I'll let her have no more of that villainous palliasse.
"The Chaplet of Pearls" by Charlotte M. Yonge
A palliasse thrown down in the corner, a rickety chair, and the strangest apology for a table, were the whole furniture of the place.
"International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. 1, No. 2, July 8, 1850" by Various
He soon left off sweeping his room, and never tried to move the palliasse off his bed.
"Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton" by Anonymous
Palliasse = pajla matraco.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
I could hear the sergeant-major snoring comfortably on the straw palliasse he had managed to "commandeer" for himself.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
If mattresses and palliasses were still wanting, counterpanes at least were not.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
Brotteaux stretched himself on the palliasse and blew out the candle.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
In the tent were beds, real beds with mattresses of woven wire, and palliasses stuffed with straw.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
The litter is actually being replaced everywhere by straw palliasses.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
The Stable having been duly invited, its eight occupants come in, and each finds a place on a palliasse.
"Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light" by Vera C. Barclay
They laid him on his palliasse.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
That night he slept on a palliasse of straw, with a pillow consisting of a thin bolster propped on his outer clothes.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The Bedding most fit for Hospitals, is Palliasses and Bolsters filled with Straw, Sheets, and Blankets, as they can easily be washed.
"An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany" by Donald Monro
There is only an old straw palliasse in my room.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 6" by Guy de Maupassant
One of us made shift with a palliasse, while Genevieve and I slept on a hair mattress.
"Six Women and the Invasion" by Gabrielle Yerta
Let me have food and a palliasse here.
"The Plowshare and the Sword" by Ernest George Henham
The pillow, bolster, and palliasse are stuffed with straw.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various