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field bed

a small bed having an arched canopy on short posts.
Origin of field bed
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The field bed has a canopy of white with ball fringe which is an exact replica of the old-time draping.

    Remodeled Farmhouses Mary H. Northend
  • It seemed as if the field bed had been made here, as it is specified that several of the other articles came from London.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
  • In the middle chamber is a fine example of a field bed, which was used by Daniel Webster.

    Historic Homes Mary H. Northend

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