Business-class passengers are how airlines make their money. They must be wooed by ever-fancier seats, posh food and plush lounges.
“It had always seemed to him a very plush kind of problem, a privilege, really, to consider whether life was meaningful or not.”
―Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
If so, it was not about that. Sihanouk—as he always called himself, in the third person—was shocked that the French, Cambodia’s colonial rulers, had chosen him as king. He was disturbed, too, that they expected him to be a figurehead like his father, pliant and cuddly, a little lamb. True, he stayed giggly all his life, with a penchant for making films, playing saxophone, fast cars and pretty women. Elvis might have played him, he thought. When excited, betraying his French education, he would cry “Ooh la la!” in his high child’s voice. But underneath he was a tiger.
By PAUL O. ZELINSKYThree books highlight the charms of the uncuddly set
This year’s International Furniture Fair was marked by the contradictory pursuits of social consciousness and unrestrained luxury.
China and Taiwan
Raeanne Giovanni-Inoue for The New York Times
By PENELOPE GREEN
Billed as a tribute to the minimalist Albert Hadley, this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House features ghostly chairs, vodka and purple mohair.
Cisco cuddles all clouds but one
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This is more like Google App Engine, Windows Azure, and certain parts of Amazon Web Services, and in Cisco's case, the application framework is WebEx ...
The King and I: Charming pictures emerge of three-year-old Elizabeth cuddling up to her stuttering father George VIBy Daily Mail Reporter
The child Queen cuddles her father King George VI - the ruler who famously fixed his stutter to deliver public addresses.
Elizabeth, now 84, is just three years old in the charming family portrait taken in 1929.
Her father Albert, 33 at the time, struggled to speak to large audiences and turned to a speech therapist regarded as a 'quack' to cure his problem in a story told in the King's Speech starring Colin Firth.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360124/The-Kings-Speech-Toddler-Queen-Elizabeth-cuddles-stuttering-father-George-VI.html#ixzz1sRpODz2O
verb [I or T]
to put your arms around someone and hold them in a loving way, or (of two people) to hold each other close for affection or comfort:
She cuddled the baby and eventually it stopped crying.
They sat in the back row of the cinema kissing and cuddling.
Come here and give me a cuddle.
liking to cuddle, or making you want to cuddle:
Plush Insect Toys Recalled by Dollar Tree Stores Due to Choking HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Cuddly Cousins Plush Insect Toys
Units: About 300,000
Retailer: Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.
Importer: Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.
Hazard: The recalled plush insect toys contain small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled plush insect toys come in six designs: Lady Bug, Bumble Bee, Caterpillar, Snail and two Butterflies. The toys measure nine inches to 10 ½ inches in length. The lady bug is black with six legs, a red back with four black dots and orange eyelids. The bumble bee is black and yellow with six legs, sheer white wings and red eyelids. The caterpillar has four sections that are yellow, pink, green and orange with seven legs connected on each side and purple eyelids. The snail is yellow with dark pink eyelids and a two tone brown shell. One butterfly is blue and yellow with sheer purple wings with four orange dots and light pink eyelids. The second butterfly is a two tone pink with blue eyelids and sheer green wings with four yellow dots. The product number is 903995 and UPC is 6 39277 03995 8 with a date code of 71.
Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks, Only One $1, and Deal$ stores nationwide from March 2007 through December 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled plush insect toys from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dollartree.com
Modern plush is commonly manufactured from synthetic fibres such as polyester. Small stuffed animals made from plush fabric, such as teddy bears, are known as plushies. The French term for "teddy bear" is ours en peluche. Large volume production of plush products occurred in California starting in the 1980s with companies such as Applause and .
Plush has lately been given a new lease of life as one of the main materials out which art toys or urban vinyl are made. For example, Friends With You have released plush art toys.
1 フラシ天の.2 ((略式))豪奢(ごうしゃ)な, ぜいたくな.
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- The long silky hair of the Angora goat.
- Fabric made with yarn from this hair.
[Alteration (influenced by HAIR) of obsolete Italian mocaiaro, from Arabic muhayyar, choice, select, mohair, passive participle of hayyara, to prefer.]
|(noun) Someone who makes and sells hats.|
|Usage:||The milliner is making me a special pillbox hat with a detachable veil to wear on my wedding day.|