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feather bed

noun
1.
a mattress or a bed cover, as a quilt, stuffed with soft feathers.
Origin of feather bed
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English
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  • They carry it as a man might a feather bed; it enables them to fall soft.

    The Frozen Pirate W. Clark Russell
  • I'll also take without her knowin' it some feathers from her feather bed.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • Sonya could not continue, and again hid her face in her hands and in the feather bed.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Some recommend a feather bed, but I think an Expert is better.

    What Is Man? And Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • With the first money that I earned in this way I bought a feather bed!

    Daughters of the Puritans Seth Curtis Beach
  • I feel like the bullet which has been fired into the feather bed.

  • You—a doctor—sleep on a feather bed and get up at night to your patients!

    Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • It was like falling into a feather bed to land in that hay-pile the way I did.

    The Motor Boys Overland

    Clarence Young
  • But you didn't miss anything; it was like hitting a feather bed.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • I had to pawn my feather bed to have enough for the rent, and you are rolling in money.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
British Dictionary definitions for feather bed

feather bed

noun
1.
a mattress filled with feathers or down
verb -beds, -bedding, -bedded
2.
(transitive) to pamper; spoil
3.
(intransitive) (US) to be subject to or engage in featherbedding
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