feather bed


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feather bed

n.
1. A mattress stuffed with feathers.
2. A bed having a feather mattress.

feather bed

n
(Furniture) a mattress filled with feathers or down
vb, -beds, -bedding or -bedded
1. (tr) to pamper; spoil
2. (intr) US to be subject to or engage in featherbedding

feath′er bed′


n.
a mattress stuffed with soft feathers.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feather bed - a mattress stuffed with feathersfeather bed - a mattress stuffed with feathers  
mattress - a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
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And there in fact was Sonya lying face downward on Nurse's dirty feather bed on the top of the chest, crumpling her gauzy pink dress under her, hiding her face with her slender fingers, and sobbing so convulsively that her bare little shoulders shook.
Natasha wept, sitting on the blue-striped feather bed and hugging her friend.
Sonya could not continue, and again hid her face in her hands and in the feather bed.
You--a doctor--sleep on a feather bed and get up at night to your patients
There will be a little room upstairs over the porch, where old dreams hang thick, and a big, fat, glorious feather bed which will almost seem the height of luxury after a boardinghouse mattress.
She then laid twenty mattresses one upon another over the three peas, and put twenty feather beds over the mattresses.
Now it was plain that the lady must be a real Princess, since she had been able to feel the three little peas through the twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds.
The aunts could hear her scurrying to and fro, beating up pillows and feather beds, flapping towels, jingling crockery, singing meanwhile in her clear voice:--
In short he is killing me with hunger, and I am dying myself of vexation; for when I thought I was coming to this government to get my meat hot and my drink cool, and take my ease between holland sheets on feather beds, I find I have come to do penance as if I was a hermit; and as I don't do it willingly I suspect that in the end the devil will carry me off.
The left-handed batsman Shakib has been somewhat consistent with the white-ball even on the feather bed.
A few nights later he went back to the village and picked the best feather bed he could find and ordered it to be taken up to his shack.
August 31, 1915: A Huddersfield soldier wrote from the front to say others should join up, adding "it would do them good to eat their meals with shells flying over them and no feather bed to lie upon.