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[bed-spring] /ˈbɛdˌsprɪŋ/
a set of springs for the support of a mattress.
Origin of bedspring
First recorded in 1910-15; bed + spring Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Willis saw his first bedspring about 50 years ago and he still thinks a feather mattress superior to the store-bought variety.

  • He heard the creaking of his bedspring and the soft pat of Scotty's bare feet as his pal swung to the floor.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • Sometimes his father comes out to see him—an old fellow with bedspring whiskers.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • Then, some time before sunrise, the rattle of milk-carts remind me of Mrs. Milliken's bedspring and mattress, and I go to bed.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick

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