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[bed-kloh-th ing] /ˈbɛdˌkloʊ ðɪŋ/
bedclothes; bedding.
Origin of bedclothing
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55; bed + clothing Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Marchmont crossed the bare floor, bent, and felt the bedclothing.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • If this has been done the bedclothing has had a chance to air.

    The Expert Maid-Servant Cristine Terhune Herrick
  • A more familiar comparison may be had from the blankets used for bedclothing.

    Outlines of the Earth's History Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
  • It was, perhaps, ten o'clock when Kitty threw back the bedclothing, and slowly got out of bed.

    Marjorie at Seacote

    Carolyn Wells
  • By the time we had eaten our supper and thawed out, we grew sleepy, and under all our bedclothing, curled up in the bunk.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

    Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Clutching the bedclothing, she tried to draw it over her head, but her paralyzed arms refused to move.

  • “I demand to know what has been done with the bedclothing,” resumed the irate teacher.

    The Putnam Hall Rivals Arthur M. Winfield
  • The bedclothing consists of as many similar futons as the state of the weather may require.

    Japanese Girls and Women Alice Mabel Bacon
  • With a rough shake of his head, Phillip groaned and unwound himself out of a tangle of bedclothing.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • You will remember that all the bedclothing must be smooth and even, when the bed is made.

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