feather bed

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feather bed

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


n.
a mattress stuffed with soft feathers.
[before 1000]
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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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Translations
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My Lady looked much pleased, and tried to clap her hands: but you might as well have knocked two feather-beds together, for any noise it made.
"Number one--a French feather-bed with the two counter-panes of white sendall," said he.
After pulling half the feathers out of Lucinda's bolster, she remembered that she herself was in want of a feather-bed.