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term, see Glossary of architec ture#C. Cushions: often found in piles Cushion: makes a lounge or rug softer Look up cushion in Wiktionary, the free di ctionary. A cushion is a soft bag of some ornamental material, stuffed with wool, hair, fe athers, polyester staple fiber, non-woven material, or even paper torn into frag ments. It may be used for sitting or kneeling upon, or to soften the hardness or angularity of a chair or couch.[1] A cushion is also referred to as a bolster, hassock, headrest and a sham.[2] Cushions and rugs can be used temporarily outside to soften a hard ground. They can be placed on sunloungers and used to prevent annoyances from moist grass and biting insects. Some dialects of English use this word to refer to throw pillow s as well. The cushion is a very ancient article of furniture; the inventories of the conte nts of palaces and great houses in the early Middle Ages constantly made mention of them. Cushions were then often of great size, covered with leather, and firm enough to serve as a seat, but the steady tendency of all furniture has been to grow smaller with time. Cushions were, indeed, used as seats at all events in France and Spain at a very much later period, and in Saint-Simon's time we find that in the Spanish court they were still regarded as a peculiarly honourable substitute for a chair. In F rance, the right to kneel upon a cushion in church behind the king was jealously guarded and strictly regulated, as we learn again from Saint-Simon. This type o f cushion was called a carreau, or square. When seats were rude and hard, cushio ns may have been a necessity; they are now one of the minor luxuries of life. Decorative cushions are likely to have a fancy cover material which are patterne d style and generally used to decorate furniture. Etymology [edit]The word cushion comes from Middle English cushin, from Old Fren ch coussin, from Vulgar Latin *coxnum, and from Latin coxa, hip.[3] The first kn own use of the word cushion was in the 14th century.[4] See also [edit]Pillow Cushioning Zabuton Sachet Furniture References [edit] Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cushion". Encyclopdia Britannica ( 11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 1.^ "Cushion". Merriam Webster. Retrieved 2012-20-05. 2.^ "Cushion". Thesaurus.com. Retrieved 2012-20-05. 3.^ "Cushion". The Free Dictionary By Farlex. Retrieved 2012-20-05. 4.^ "Cushion". Merriam Webster. Retrieved 2012-20-05. [hide]v t eBedding

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