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to keep from yielding or failing during stress or difficulty

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a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows

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support and strengthen

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prop up with a pillow or bolster

add padding to

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Alice said afterwards she had never seen such a fuss made about anything in all her life--the way those two bustled about-- and the quantity of things they put on--and the trouble they gave her in tying strings and fastening buttons--'Really they'll be more like bundles of old clothes that anything else, by the time they're ready!' she said to herself, as she arranged a bolster round the neck of Tweedledee, 'to keep his head from being cut off,' as he said.
WITH Tom Thumb's assistance she carried the bolster down-stairs and across the hearth-rug.
The duke, who had latterly been allowed a fire, burned the letter, but kept the ball, and went to bed, hiding the ball under his bolster. La Ramee entered; he smiled kindly on the prisoner, for he was an excellent man and had taken a great liking for the captive prince.
Louis meditated for a few moments, with an inquisitive glance directed to the paper, one end of which remained under the bolster.
Seeing, as she patted the pillow into its place on the bolster, that he was still looking at her as if waiting for the rest of her reply, she gave it a great poke in the middle, and asked, 'How could I help myself?'
Perhaps his bitterest fight was with the stockholders of the United Water Company, for it was practically the whole of the gross earnings of this company that he voted to lend to himself and used to bolster up his wide battle front.
Unluckily that worthy officer having, in a literal sense, taken his fill of liquor, had been some time retired to his bolster, where he was snoring so loud that it was not easy to convey a noise in at his ears capable of drowning that which issued from his nostrils.
There is no doubt that by day Mr Swiveller firmly believed this secret convenience to be a bookcase and nothing more; that he closed his eyes to the bed, resolutely denied the existence of the blankets, and spurned the bolster from his thoughts.
"Well, now, the under sheet you must bring over the bolster,--so--and tuck it clear down under the mattress nice and smooth,--so,--do you see?"
Instead of making the bed, she would amuse herself with pulling off the pillowcases, butting her woolly head among the pillows, till it would sometimes be grotesquely ornamented with feathers sticking out in various directions; she would climb the posts, and hang head downward from the tops; flourish the sheets and spreads all over the apartment; dress the bolster up in Miss Ophelia's night-clothes, and enact various performances with that,--singing and whistling, and making grimaces at herself in the looking-glass; in short, as Miss Ophelia phrased it, "raising Cain" generally.
It was like a bolster with a broken nose, and below it, and comparatively small, was a stiff framework bearing a man and an engine with a screw that whizzed round in front and a sort of canvas rudder behind.
The laths of the roof were rotting away, and during one whole winter her bolster was wet.
Thomas Rucker, owner and knife-maker, has a bit of old school in him, and that's more than fine with folks who like knives with solid, traditional styling cues such as bolsters and the feel of real wood on their handle.
Large and rigid steel boxes, called press bolsters, were used in this process.
Bilal stressed the importance of the growing media cooperation between Syria and Latin American countries, which bolsters communication and improves cooperation in political, cultural, scientific and economic fields.The two sides called for exchanging media programs and television broadcasts to boost dialogue and rapprochement with the people of Latin America regarding stances in the international arena.For his part, the Cuban Deputy Minister lauded the strong relations between the Syrian and Cuban peoples, underlining the need to bolster these relations to serve both countries' interests.H.