word of the day - plush


plush – a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet

Use plush in a sentence:

You can tell a lot by a man’s teeth. Now old St. Nick, he had a fearsome pair of overdeveloped canines that, in their day, looked like they could have ripped your throat out from across the room; however, the right canine had a distinctive wear pattern, suggesting St. Nick was a habitual pipe smoker (now what substance burned in that pipe I will not speculate here). Also, the structure of the teeth suggested he was somewhere in the neighborhood of 1800 years old. I know all this—about old St. Nick’s teeth and, consequently, some of his lesser known habits--because one bitterly cold Xmas morning, as I opened the door to throw in another log, I found them, along with a fragment of what appeared to be a wish list in a child’s handwriting and the charred remains of a red velvet hat with plush trim, in a pile of ash in my wood burning stove.


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