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koo shuhn

  • n  a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
  • n  the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle
  • n  a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
  • v  protect from impact
    cushion the blow

  • Players who have done well at pool or straight billiards often take up three-cushion, find it the most satisfying because it is the hardest.
  • PTI's Aparisim Ghosh produces sweet melodies with the help of a cushion.
  • The cushions seem quaint instead of hard.
News & Articles

  • Eagles ban purses, backpacks, cushions, more at Lincoln Financial Field
    Forget your fannypacks or things that cushion your fanny.
    June 14, 2013 -
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Golden Itiz won the $59,552 feature by 1¾ lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park on Thursday to snap a nine-race skid. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith , Golden Itiz ran 1 1/8 miles on Cushion Track in 1:50.77 and paid $12.60, $6.60 and $3.60. The 6-year-old hadn't won since July 10, 2011 at the same track.
    June 14, 2013 - Connecticut Post
  • Loose Fill Bag meets sustainability requirements.
    Intended for cushioning and void-fill shipping applications, PakNatural® Biodegradable Cushion Bag encases Sealed Air’s PakNatural loose fill solution within protective film made from biodegradable, compostable, and renewable material. Resulting bags exhibit non-abrasive properties, and no equipment is necessary. Available in 3 sizes, protective packaging solution suits operations that ...
    June 13, 2013 - ThomasNet

  • Glenn Stevens in Times Online
    The combination of expansionary monetary and fiscal policies now in place will help to cushion the Australian economy from the contractionary forces coming from abroad,Mr Stevens said in a statement.
  • Jim Furyk in International Herald Tribune
    I had a good cushion, and with the course playing as tough as it was, it was always going to be difficult for someone to shoot 66 and catch me,said Furyk, who started the day with a three-stroke lead.
  • David Moffett in MarketWatch
    Freddie Mac's rental option is intended to help cushion the impact of foreclosure on families who own or rent homes with Freddie Mac-owned mortgages,said Freddie Mac Chief Executive David Moffett.

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