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 (păl-yăs′, păl′yăs′)
Variant of paillasse.


(ˈpælɪˌæs; ˌpælɪˈæs) or


(Furniture) a straw-filled mattress; pallet
[C18: from French paillasse, from Italian pagliaccio, ultimately from Latin palea pallet1]
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Noun1.palliasse - mattress consisting of a thin pad filled with straw or sawdust
mattress - a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed


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These palliasses, on the bare floorboards, comprised our bedding together with the blankets we had brought from home.
We were housed in bunk beds in cold Nissen huts, 'heated' by two coke stoves, with five blankets, no sheets, on straw palliasses.
Then -- and it's here that the dresser comes into its own -- at bedtime all you have to do is put down a few straw palliasses on the floor, behind the dresser, for the girls and grandmother to sleep on -- private like.