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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It pained me that we didn't have the strength and the power and the vitality to smash her back on her heels" Pontypridd MP Owen Smith, challenger for the Labour leadership - a remark he later apologised for "I hate it when feather-bedded thesps pay flying visits to the desperate to parade their bleeding hearts and trumpet their infantile ideas on what must be done" Broadcaster Michael Buerk WRITE Letters Editor Media Wales Ltd, Six Park Street, Cardiff CF10 1XR e-mail readers@walesonline.
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