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 for Pillow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pillow \Pil"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pillowed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Pillowing.]
     To rest or lay upon, or as upon, a pillow; to support; as, to
     pillow the head.
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           Pillows his chin upon an orient wave.    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pillow \Pil"low\, n. [OE. pilwe, AS. pyle, fr. L. pilvinus.]
     1. Anything used to support the head of a person when
        reposing; especially, a sack or case filled with feathers,
        down, hair, or other soft material.
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              [Resty sloth] finds the down pillow hard. --Shak.
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     2. (Mach.) A piece of metal or wood, forming a support to
        equalize pressure; a brass; a pillow block. [R.]
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     3. (Naut.) A block under the inner end of a bowsprit.
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     4. A kind of plain, coarse fustian.
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     Lace pillow, a cushion used in making hand-wrought lace.
     Pillow bier [OE. pilwebere; cf. LG. b["u]re a pillowcase],
        a pillowcase; pillow slip. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     Pillow block (Mach.), a block, or standard, for supporting
        a journal, as of a shaft. It is usually bolted to the
        frame or foundation of a machine, and is often furnished
        with journal boxes, and a movable cover, or cap, for
        tightening the bearings by means of bolts; -- called also
        pillar block, or plumber block.
     Pillow lace, handmade lace wrought with bobbins upon a lace
     Pillow of a plow, a crosspiece of wood which serves to
        raise or lower the beam.
     Pillow sham, an ornamental covering laid over a pillow when
        not in use.
     Pillow slip, a pillowcase.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
      v 1: rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head" [syn:
           pillow, rest]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "pillow":
     afford support, air mattress, back, back up, bear, bear up,
     bedding, blubber, bolster, bolster up, brace, breeze, buoy up,
     butter, buttress, carry, clay, cradle, crutch, cushion, dough,
     down, eiderdown, feather bed, feathers, fleece, floss, flue, fluff,
     foam, give support, hold, hold up, innerspring mattress, kapok,
     keep afloat, keep up, lend support, litter, mainstay, maintain,
     mat, mattress, pad, pallet, plush, prop, pudding, puff, putty,
     reinforce, rubber, rug, satin, shore, shore up, shoulder, silk,
     sleeping bag, springs, stay, subsidize, subvention, support,
     sustain, swansdown, thistledown, underbed, underbedding,
     underbrace, undergird, underlie, underpin, underset, upbear,
     uphold, upkeep, velvet, wax, wool, zephyr

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Pillow, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    304
     Housing Units (2000): 139
     Land area (2000):     0.479079 sq. miles (1.240809 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.479079 sq. miles (1.240809 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            60264
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             40.640430 N, 76.803464 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Pillow, PA

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