Supporting+cushion

  • 1 cushion — /ˈkʊʃən / (say kooshuhn) noun 1. a soft bag of cloth, leather, or rubber, filled with feathers, air, etc., used to sit, kneel, or lie on. 2. anything similar in appearance or use. 3. a pillow used in lace making. 4. the elastic raised rim… …

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  • 2 cushion — n. & v. n. 1 a bag of cloth etc. stuffed with a mass of soft material, used as a soft support for sitting or leaning on etc. 2 a means of protection against shock. 3 the elastic lining of the sides of a billiard table, from which the ball… …

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  • 3 air cushion — /ˈɛə kʊʃən/ (say air kooshuhn) noun 1. an inflatable airtight cushion. 2. → air chamber (def. 2). 3. the cushion of air supporting a hovercraft. 4. a pocket of air sealed into the sole of a shoe, especially a sports shoe, as a shock absorber.… …

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  • 4 air cushion — noun the layer of air supporting a hovercraft or similar vehicle …

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  • 5 bolster — I. n. Supporting cushion. II. v. a. Support (something weak or undeserving), prevent from falling, hold up, prop up, defend, maintain …

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  • 6 Glossary of cue sports terms — The following is a glossary of traditional English language terms used in the three overarching cue sports disciplines: carom (or carambole) billiards referring to the various carom games played on a billiard table without pockets; pool (pocket… …

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  • 7 Net capital rule — The uniform net capital rule is a rule created by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC ) in 1975 to regulate directly the ability of broker dealers to meet their financial obligations to customers and other creditors.[1] Broker… …

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  • 8 Whoopi Goldberg — Infobox actor name = Whoopi Goldberg imagesize = caption = Goldberg at Comic Relief 2006 birthname = Caryn Elaine Johnson| birthdate = birth date and age|1955|11|13 birthplace = New York City, New York, United States occupation = Actor, comedian …

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  • 9 railroad — /rayl rohd /, n. 1. a permanent road laid with rails, commonly in one or more pairs of continuous lines forming a track or tracks, on which locomotives and cars are run for the transportation of passengers, freight, and mail. 2. an entire system… …

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  • 10 Late-2000s financial crisis — The TED spread (in red) increased significantly during the financial crisis, reflecting an increase in perceived credit risk …

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  • 11 china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …

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  • 12 China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …

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  • 13 Hovercraft — A hovercraft, or air cushion vehicle (ACV), is an amphibious vehicle or craft, designed to travel over any sufficiently smooth surface supported by a cushion of slowly moving, high pressure air, ejected downwards against the surface below, and… …

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  • 14 Eden Project — The Eden Project is a visitor attraction, including the world s largest greenhouse. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located convert|1.25|mi|km|0 from the town of St Blazey and convert|3|mi|km|0 from the larger town of St… …

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  • 15 Business and Industry Review — ▪ 1999 Introduction Overview        Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980 97, Table Pattern of Output, 1994 97, Table Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing Industries, Table (For Annual… …

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  • 16 folk dance — folk dancer. folk dancing. 1. a dance that originated among, and has been transmitted through, the common people. Cf. court dance. 2. a piece of music for such a dance. [1905 10] * * * Dance that has developed without a choreographer and that… …

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  • 17 pillow — pillowless, adj. pillowlike, adj. /pil oh/, n. 1. a bag or case made of cloth that is filled with feathers, down, or other soft material, and is used to cushion the head during sleep or rest. 2. anything used to cushion the head; headrest: a… …

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  • 18 Western architecture — Introduction       history of Western architecture from prehistoric Mediterranean cultures to the present.       The history of Western architecture is marked by a series of new solutions to structural problems. During the period from the… …

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  • 19 arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …

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  • 20 Pillow — For other uses, see Pillow (disambiguation). Pillows piled on the corner of a bed A pillow is a large cushion support for the head, usually used while sleeping in a bed, or for the body as used on a couch or chair. There are also throw pillows… …

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