truckle bed


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truckle bed

n.
A trundle bed.

truckle bed

n
(Furniture) a low bed on wheels, stored under a larger bed, used esp formerly by a servant

trun′dle bed`


n.
a low bed on casters, usu. pushed under another bed when not in use. Also called truckle bed.
[1535–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truckle bed - a low bed to be slid under a higher bedtruckle bed - a low bed to be slid under a higher bed
bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
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truckle bed

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Come in," said a voice which he recognized as that of the mendicant, whom he found lying on a kind of truckle bed.
truckle bed, and George and I slept in that, and kept in by tying ourselves together with a sheet; and the other was the little boy's bed, and Harris had that all to himself, and we found him, in the morning, with two feet of bare leg sticking out at the bottom, and George and I used it to hang the towels on while we bathed.
Each of these cells holds a small truckle bed, in which one prisoner sleeps; never more.
For the rest, she knew that after office- hours, she reigned supreme over all the office furniture, and over a locked-up iron room with three locks, against the door of which strong chamber the light porter laid his head every night, on a truckle bed, that disappeared at cockcrow.
If he be of the ordinary class of readers, he has either never seen those remote districts at all, or he has wandered through those desolate regions in the course of a summer tour, eating bad dinners, sleeping on truckle beds, stalking from desolation to desolation, and fully prepared to believe the strangest things that could be told him of a people, wild and extravagant enough to be attached to scenery so extraordinary.
Bed (II), stand bed (I, IV, V), stand testered bed (IV, V), great stand bed with a tester (IV, V), standing bed (I, II, III, V), plain standing bed (II), standing bed with a tester (II), standing bed with wainscot tester (III), bedstead (III, IV, V), bedstocks (III), pair of bedstocks (I, IV, V), pair of plain bedstocks (II), wheel bed (II, V), truckle bed (I, IV, V), pair of truckle bedstocks (I), trundle bed (III), trundle bedstead (III).
3), with its truckle bed, old trunks, hatbox, paddle, lifebelt and potted aloes: 'the poignant potential of the objects, abandoned in limbo between seasons, outdoor pleasures or anticipated guests, is charged with nostalgia as well as absurdity.
Mubarak appeared in front of the court, headed by Judge Ahmed Reft, on a truckle bed it was broadcasted live exclusively on Egyptian state television.
Heap of matter sitting in the middle of the galley fires the truckle bed position of avowing a knowing the truckle bed position figures its leaf a definitive outline in the structured permanence, cartoon piss debility I crave sordid and complex sexual relations just like any other distemper but feel no need to simper on about it or brag the kingdom a new kind of crown.
MAIN PICTURE: This bed can have a truckle bed underneath for when friends stay over.
Although the blurb says it could sleep up to six people, it would be a squeeze there was one double bed, a single with a truckle bed underneath which would be fine for kids, then a double sofa-bed in the lounge.
Tours are offered (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) of his modest house, where he slept in a truckle bed and practised in an interior of monastic restraint.