palliasse

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English[edit]

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /pælˈjɑːs/, /ˈpæljas/, /ˌpælɪˈɑːs/, /ˈpælɪˌas/

Noun[edit]

palliasse (plural palliasses)

  1. (chiefly, British) A thin mattress or under bed stuffed with straw.
    • 1895, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Stark Munro Letters, ch. 12,
      Out I sallied and spent sixteen shillings of it upon a new palliasse which should go under the straw mattress upon my bed.
    • 1979Tom Stoppard. Undiscovered Country.
      First Hiker. Not even a straw mattress to cling to?
      Rosenstock. Not even a palliasse.

References[edit]

  • "palliasse" at OneLook® Dictionary Search.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.

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Verb[edit]

palliasse

  1. first-person singular imperfect subjunctive of pallier