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cushion

1. the resilient felt-covered rim of a billiard table
2. short for air cushion
3. a capital, used in Byzantine, Romanesque, and Norman architecture, in the form of a bowl with a square top

cushion

[′ku̇sh·ən]
(petroleum engineering)
A volume of water, drilling fluid, or compressed gas injected into the drill pipe or tubing to control both annular and formation pressures.

cushion

1. A convex element resembling a pad.
2. A corbel for roofing, a padstone.
3. Padding, as around glass, to reduce the effects of vibration and abrasion.
4. A piece of timber acting as a cushion or buffer to resist or receive the force of another part of the framing; a cushion piece.
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2 With the cushion cover flat, pinch up from the centre and gather the material together, tying an elastic band about an inch from the middle.
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HARRIET HARE CUSHION COVERS MADE from soft cotton jacquard with hypoallergenic microfibre cushion pads, these cushion covers are removable and washable.
The properties of wheelchair cushions influence the cushion's comfort and ability to protect users from excessive forces during everyday activities such as riding over rough ground or bumping down curbs.
Pressure ulcers are a far too common complication from spinal-cord injury or disease (SCI/D) and a good seat cushion goes a long way in helping prevent what can be a costly, and even deadly, problem.