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[bed-kwilt] /ˈbɛdˌkwɪlt/
a quilted coverlet.
Origin of bedquilt
First recorded in 1755-65; bed + quilt Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He seems to get up a speech as in Yankee land they get up a bedquilt.

  • Peter picked her up, wrapped in the bedquilt, and held her in his arms.

    The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler
  • Then, in formation so close that one might have covered the whole pack with a bedquilt, they came on again.

    The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Mother dropped me in, and I'm going to stay there till I make a bedquilt, only I'm coming out to eat, you know.

    Little Prudy Sophie May
  • Hal had a bedquilt nearly pieced, which he had done on rainy days and by odd spells.

    The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Mr. McClosky, apparently tracing out a pattern on the bedquilt, essayed words of comfort.

  • He slept on a feather bed laid above a straw bed on the voyage, and was comfortably covered with a bedquilt.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
  • She scanned the woollen arabesques on the bedquilt, which the servant had given a furious shaking.

    The conquest of Rome Matilde Serao
  • With very little effort this wagon box was caulked water tight with bedquilt cotton.

    The Spirit Lake Massacre Thomas Teakle
  • I sat in the back room that I had made into a temporary kitchen, with a candle, and with a bedquilt around my shoulders.

    The Case of Jennie Brice Mary Roberts Rinehart

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