Chiefly British. a mattress of straw; pallet.
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How to use paillasse in a sentence
paillasse, pa-lyas′, n. a small bed, originally made of chaff or straw: an under mattress of straw.
Raising one of the blinds cautiously, he recognized the little suburb of paillasse.The Companions of Jehu | Alexandre Dumas, pre
They lie in straw-lofts, in woody brakes; rudest paillasse on the floor of a secret friend is luxury.The French Revolution | Thomas Carlyle
The next moment she had pushed it between the paillasse and mattress of Susy's bed.The Children of Wilton Chase | Mrs. L. T. Meade
And there are entries relating to everything between a violin and a paillasse, a brass fender and a blue beaver coat.
British Dictionary definitions for paillasse
a variant spelling (esp US) of palliasse
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