coverlid


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cov·er·let

 (kŭv′ər-lĭt) also cov·er·lid (-lĭd)
n.
A bedspread.

[Middle English coverlite, from Anglo-Norman coverelyth : Old French covrir, to cover; see cover + Old French lit, bed (from Latin lēctus; see legh- in Indo-European roots).]
References in classic literature ?
Didn't that Dough-Boy, the steward, tell me that of a morning he always finds the old man's hammock clothes all rumpled and tumbled, and the sheets down at the foot, and the coverlid almost tied into knots, and the pillow a sort of frightful hot, as though a baked brick had been on it?
Five minutes did not elapse between the moment of enclosing the animals and that of unscrewing the coverlid of their prison.
An elegant polished walnut-shell served Thumbelina as a cradle, the blue petals of a violet were her mattress, and a rose-leaf her coverlid.
Here are your clean clothes,' she went on, stroking my coverlid with her brown hand as she talked.
She was bending eagerly over the woman to hear her reply; but drew back, instinctively, as she once again rose, slowly and stiffly, into a sitting posture; then, clutching the coverlid with both hands, muttered some indistinct sounds in her throat, and fell lifeless on the bed.
The inspection ended with general satisfaction, when each returned to watch space through the side windows and the lower glass coverlid.