pallet


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pallet

a portable platform or container used for transporting raw materials, work in progress and finished goods.
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And behold, they flung the pallet directly upon Gringoire, beside whom they had arrived, without espying him.
He rose to his feet, flung aside the straw pallet upon the street urchins, and fled.
The light got fainter as they stood, and when at last they sat down on the straw pallet together, their faces had become indistinct.
Dinah raised her gently from her knees and seated her on the pallet again, sitting down by her side.
By and by I heard the king and the duke come up; so I rolled off my pallet and laid with my chin at the top of my ladder, and waited to see if anything was going to happen.
It was a stone-flagged room upon the second floor, with a bed in a recess for him, and two smaller pallets on the other side, on which Aylward and Hordle John were already snoring.
They retreated, just the least bit scared by the flood of passionate speech which, turning on his pallet, he let out at them.
He got his food at the back door, carried it in both hands carefully to his outhouse, and, sitting alone on his pallet, would make the sign of the cross before he began.
One night I recall that we camped near an abandoned log cabin, and my mother decided to build a fire in that for cooking, and afterward to make a "pallet" on the floor for our sleeping.
Immediately within the door were sleeping places, ranged along the walls, like berths in a ship; and furnished with pallets of matting.
They comforted themselves, however, by smoking a tranquil pipe; and then calling in the watch, and turning loose the horses, stretched themselves on their pallets, agreed that whoever should first awake, should rouse the rest, and in a little while were all as sound asleep as though in the midst of a fortress.
These people also were cave-dwellers, but their caves showed the result of a higher intelligence that brought them a step nearer to civilized man than the tribe next "toward the beginning." The interiors of their caverns were cleared of rubbish, though still far from clean, and they had pallets of dried grasses covered with the skins of leopard, lynx, and bear, while before the entrances were barriers of stone and small, rudely circular stone ovens.