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pillow sham

noun
1.
an ornamental cover laid over a bed pillow.
Origin of pillow sham
1870-1875
1870-75
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Examples from the Web for pillow-sham
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  • She gasped a little, sat down on the floor, and began mopping up the stream of warm blood with a pillow-sham.

  • This tidy, enlarged, forms an elegant design for a pillow-sham.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • This design is for the corner of a scarf, spread, tidy or pillow-sham and is very popular, as it is effective though simply made.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • As here represented it will be easy to copy either for a pillow-sham or for any article of decoration or personal use desired.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
British Dictionary definitions for pillow-sham

pillow sham

noun
1.
(mainly US) a decorative cover for a bed pillow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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