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featherbed

[feth-er-bed]
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verb (used with or without object), feath·er·bed·ded, feath·er·bed·ding.
  1. to subject to or engage in featherbedding.

Origin of featherbed

First recorded in 1945–50; back formation from featherbedding
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Examples from the Web for featherbed

Historical Examples

  • I have heard of one who used to get into the middle of a featherbed.

    Expository Writing

    Mervin James Curl

  • Coming home it was a gorgeous winter's night on the Featherbed Mountain.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • I have a piece of mutton and a featherbed for you at all times; I pray make haste.

  • A bit of straw matting, laid over a featherbed, and covered with the under sheet, makes a very cool bed for an infant.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher

  • It is, indeed, from no featherbed journey or carpet-knight's tour that Mr Coke has recently returned.