plush

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj plush characterized by extravagance and profusion "a lavish buffet","a lucullan feast"
    • n plush a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plush A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plush A cloth of silk or cotton, and sometimes of wool (especially of camel's and goat's hair), having a softer and longer nap than that of velvet. Plush is used especially for upholstery, women's cloaks, expensive liveries, and men's silk hats, and since 1870 as a ground for embroidery in house-decoration, for curtains, and the like.
    • plush To crush, so as to resemble the surface of plush: said of velveteen and other textiles with a long nap.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Plush plush a variety of cloth woven like velvet, but differing from it in having a longer and more open pile
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Quotations

  • Stan Dale
    Stan Dale
    “Comfort zones are plush lined coffins. When you stay in your plush lined coffins, you die.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. pluche, peluche,cf. It. peluzzo,), fr. L. pilus, hair. See pile hair, and cf. Peruke
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. peluche, through Low L., from L. pilus, hair. See Pile, a hairy surface.

Usage

In literature:

For one thing, he wears his hair cut plush.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Still Arnaud remains sitting on the edge of the bed; the dark plush canopy overhead repels him, he does not feel inclined for sleep.
"Uncanny Tales" by Various
In A.D. 1910 he still believed in hell and plush albums.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Therefore Christopher was no stranger either to the plush-lined cases and their sparkling contents or to the men who presided over them.
"Christopher and the Clockmakers" by Sara Ware Bassett
I held the medal before him, after the General had gone, in its red plush case.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
Pistols were fired, and the heroine wore red plush.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
When we got back we sat around on the plush seats waiting for the freight and jollying Pee-wee.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Flossie came in one day with a cheap plush and terra-cotta panel of appalling ugliness.
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
She tied securely about her neck a plush bag, so that her identity could be established if she perished.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Light shows between the curtains, and they are of plush, in hue a rich, deep red.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
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In poetry:

Of skin,
A flap like a hat,
Dead white.
Then that red plush.
"Cut" by Sylvia Plath
Were they wrapped in the antimacassars,
Or sunk in a sofa of plush?
Did an Angelican bishop forget them,
And leave them behind in the crush?
Who'll buy?
"Fashions" by Alfred Noyes
If there is, she is old,
Her wings torn shawls, her long body
Rubbed of its plush ——
Poor and bare and unqueenly and even shameful.
I stand in a column
"Stings" by Sylvia Plath
And as in sleep my own self seems
Outside my suffering self.--I flush
'Twixt facts and undetermined dreams,
And wait as silent as that hush
Of lilac light and plush.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein
Her lily fingers that so well
Could paint a scene--in aquarelle--
Or broider plush with leaves and vines,
No more of real labor knew
Than waxen petals of the dew
On native eglantines.
"Never Had A Chance" by Hattie Howard
There's a gentleman in khaki, and another in plush fours
And another who's a nudist - you can trace
How his skin is tanned, and you can see how all his skin is tanned
Except - well, that's the custom of his race.
"The Dampoor Express" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Ken Yenke explains the evolution and collectibility of plush animals.
Lounge pieces continue to rise in popularity as cushions become more generously plush .
Plush moss makes Clay Pot wreaths stand out.
All Plush Toys & Games.
Plush is unlike any other club in town.
Give Your Kid the Building Blocks of Life: Giant DNA Plush Dolls.
Biochemies plush dolls standing next to Pepsi can reference point, Credit: Biochemies Didn't get an A-grade in biology when you were a child.
Someone here is a cuddly plush toy here.
Perfect Fit Plush Warming Blanket.
1 entry tagged ' plush '.
I always assume, when I see handmade plush toys, they are produced by those loud, hip girls with Etsy accounts that have sewing-themed tattoos adorned on their arms.
Morgan's alter ego, a character named Tony Plush , blasted Albert Pujols on Twitter after the Cardinals slugger stepped between Morgan and Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter in Wednesday's game.
In our trawling of various outlets for new arrivals my kids spotted these plush Skylander toys.
A Sneak Peak Inside Ronnie Dunn's Plush Tour Bus.
Xavier Samuel joins Hardwicke's ' Plush '.
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In science:

We say that a symmetric noncommutative (nc) polynomial is nc plurisubharmonic (or nc plush) on an nc open set if it has an nc complex hessian that is positive semidefinite when evaluated on open sets of matrix tuples of sufficiently large size.
Noncommutative Plurisubharmonic Polynomials Part II: Local Assumptions
In [GHV], it is shown that if p is nc plush everywhere then p has the form in Equation (0.1).
Noncommutative Plurisubharmonic Polynomials Part II: Local Assumptions
We show that if p is nc plush on an nc “open set” (local) then p is, in fact, nc plush everywhere (global) and has the form expressed in Equation (0.1).
Noncommutative Plurisubharmonic Polynomials Part II: Local Assumptions
T ,k=hT . ∂ t2 (x + th, y )|t=0 |y=xT + We call a symmetric nc polynomial, p, nc plurisubharmonic (or nc plush) if the nc complex hessian, q , of p is matrix positive.
Noncommutative Plurisubharmonic Polynomials Part II: Local Assumptions
In [GHV], it is shown that an nc polynomial which is nc plush everywhere has the specific form given in Equation (1.8) below.
Noncommutative Plurisubharmonic Polynomials Part II: Local Assumptions
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