Origin of bedroll
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Examples from the Web for bed-roll
A man don't pack his shootin'-iron in his bed-roll when he hits the trail.
The cook's fire was dead, and that worthy was humped on his bed-roll smoking a pipe.Big Timber
Bertrand W. Sinclair
While Meta checked a bed-roll out of stores, Jason painfully dragged a desk, table and chairs in from a nearby empty office.Deathworld
Somewhere out on the mesa Cheyenne had spread his bed-roll and was no doubt sleeping peacefully.
Cheyenne cached the bed-roll, saddles, and cooking-outfit back in the brush, taking only a canteen and a little food.
- a portable roll of bedding, such as a sleeping bag, used esp for sleeping in the open
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Word Origin and History for bed-roll
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