Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Palliasse or Paillasse

Palliasse: A Palliasse is a straw mattress and shares its etymology with pallet, as in John 5:12 "Pick up you pallet and walk."

It was nothing special as Sparra habitations went: a straw palliasse, some butterfly wings stuck to the wall b way of decoration.

A Book for Today: Redwall by Brian Jacques

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