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Straw tick

Parf of speech: Noun, OED Year: 1931, OED Evaluation: United States

a straw-filled mattress.

Interviewer: What would you use for a mattress? Speaker: It would likely be a straw tick and a feather type over. No mattresses at that time, we'd- ah, nice- get- going out to fill up the- the straw tick with straw, and you didn't get a whole lot of chaff, you shook the chaff out of it, you just wanted the straw.
a straw-filled mattress.
Oh well we- on our home place we used to have a straw-tick, what they used to call a straw mattress in the bottom.
a straw-filled mattress.