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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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We are working on a product that will be more cavitated--foamier, more cushiony, if you will--that can absorb more of a hit to protect that chip.
When the socializing ends, the crowd moves into a cushiony theater for the awards program, which Golden opens by announcing, "I can't think of a time when we have needed literature more--literature as refuge, literature as restoration .
Similarly, at JCI's Murfreesboro plant where those cushiony soft Maxima seats are assembled and shipped to Nissan's Smyrna, TN, factory 15 miles away, Michael Swift, director of operations, says quality expectations have increased.
Like Tashia, Megan got a killer corner unit that doubles as cushiony seating and nifty storage.
Everyone is welcome to stop here to take a walk in the native prairie, feel the cushiony softness beneath their feet, and locate and identify as many of the wildflowers as they can.
Measured from a few inches out, a tire can sound as loud as a chainsaw The average driver, ensconced in the soft, cushiony interior of a modern automobile, rides close to but completely unaware of the buzz saw sounds coming from beneath the carriage.
Printing alternating lacquered and non-lacquered areas creates the cushiony effect of raised embossing.
Strict rules and red tape were reasons enough to convince Angie Lafontaine and Denyse Nadon-Holder to quit their cushiony executive positions, "step outside the box" and create Bear Vision, a consulting and training company.
Unlike their cushiony cousin, these materials tend to compress quickly, but mold very easily to the wearer's foot.
According to Mike O'Day, Georgia-Pacific's area manager for engineered lumber, "The floor tends to feel stiffer with a wood flange [while] the LVL gives it a more cushiony feel.
The humble hideaway in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn is eclectically furnished with soft, cushiony chairs, antique fixtures glistening in the flicker of aromatherapy candles, and a fireplace that adds a special home feel to the 1,000-square-foot shop.