quilt


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quilt \Quilt\, n. [OE. quilte, OF. cuilte, L. culcita ? bed,
   cushion, mattress. Cf. 2d Counterpoint, Cushion.]
   Anything that is quilted; esp., a quilted bed cover, or a
   skirt worn by women; any cover or garment made by putting
   wool, cotton, etc., between two cloths and stitching them
   together; also, any outer bed cover.
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         The beds were covered with magnificent quilts.
                                                  --Arbuthnot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quilt \Quilt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quilted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Quilting.]
   1. To stitch or sew together at frequent intervals, in order
      to confine in place the several layers of cloth and
      wadding of which a garment, comforter, etc., may be made;
      as, to quilt a coat. --Dryden.
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   2. To wad, as a garment, with warm soft material.
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   3. To stitch or sew in lines or patterns.
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