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pillow talk

Intimate conversations between two people in a romantic relationship when they are in bed together. More than anything else, it's the pillow talk that I miss most since we had kids—we just don't have the time for it anymore, and it feels like we've become a bit distant as a result.
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Resting or reclining on some soft, cushioned material. She lay pillowed on velvet cushions. You should see her dog—the thing sleeps at night pillowed in a lush satin mattress. I swear, it has a better life than I do.
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ˈpillow talk

(informal) a conversation in bed between lovers when promises are made which should not be taken too seriously, or secrets are revealed: ‘He said he’d never been so deeply in love in the whole of his life.’ ‘That was just pillow talk.’‘How did he find out about that?’ ‘Pillow talk, probably.’
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mod. pregnant. (Refers to the swelling in a pregnant woman’s abdomen.) She does look a bit pillowed, doesn’t she?
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He dropped the pillow, and lifted his terrible right arm to brush her from him, as he might have brushed an insect from him.
But don't take on about that,' urged the Marchioness, as Dick fell back upon his pillow.
Presently, a sort of choking sound came out of the pillow, and went straight to her heart the most pathetic sob she ever heard, for, though it was the most natural means of relief, the poor fellow must not indulge in it because of the afflicted eyes.
Take your head out of that hot pillow, and let me cool it.
Still--'twon't last, with me tossing back and forth on the pillow as I do.
Anyhow, I should think you'd be glad it's black--black shows up so much nicer on a pillow than yellow hair like mine does.
she sighed, dropping the little glass into the bedclothes, and rolling her head on the pillow fretfully.
Thenceforward he found no more gold under his pillow, and it lay under the maiden's; but he was so much in love and so much bewitched that he thought of nothing except spending all his time with the maiden.
And pulling up the rug he flung himself back on the pillow.
Pressing the pillow against his left ear, I asked him if he heard me, but he gave no sign.
He broke out in mocking laughter, then turned his left ear to the pillow as a sign that he wished no further conversation.
he shouted and he caught hold of his pillow and threw it at her.
Perhaps he'll try to throw his pillow at me again, but--I think--I'll go.
At first there was a little peevish cry of "mammy", and an effort to regain the pillowing arm and bosom; but mammy's ear was deaf, and the pillow seemed to be slipping away backward.
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