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pillowing

pillowing  n.— «Whitley also creates contemporary pieces of furniture. Among them, the Throne Chair, 1977, is hand worked from rare woods, including American Curly Maple, Ebony, Dogwood, Birdseye Maple and Black Walnut. Whitley employed a...

companion chair

companion chair  n.— «Things went well enough for the first four years that Marija took my mother places by pushing her in something known as a “companion chair.”…Later on, when my mother could no longer walk but still...

convivium

convivium  n.— «Miami and Tallahassee have chapters, which the Slow Food folk refer to as conviviums. I guess it is slower and more impressive to say than “chapter.” And the plural “convivia” clearly has more cachet...

Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo  n.— «After his appointment in the past week to chair of the nation’s accounting-industry regulator, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Mr. Olson isn’t expecting similar laudatory festivities to ensue.…The...

lulu

lulu  n.— «Each New York City Council member makes a base salary of $90,000. However, council members can earn an additional stipend or “lulu” ranging from $29,500 to $4,000 for serving in various leadership positions or as a...

muffin top

muffin top
 n.— «Edith eased her muffin-top backside into the chair opposite the desk.» —by Drusilla Campbell Wildwood Feb., 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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