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Morris chair

a large armchair having an adjustable back and loose, removable cushions.
Origin of Morris chair
First recorded in 1895-1900; named after William Morris Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I remember that he was unable to stand, from the fact that he fell upon me while I was sitting in a Morris chair.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
  • Then for the first time Johnnie relaxed, and slumped into the Morris chair.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Kate flung her long body into a Morris chair and prepared to listen.

    The Precipice Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  • He was leaning back in a Morris chair, rakish, debonair, and at his ease.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine
  • "Please God," replied the Father, settling himself in the Morris chair.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Close by the Morris chair, at its right, is a phonograph on a stand.

  • He stretched out in a Morris chair and unfolded a newspaper.

    Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • He passed in front of Mr. Perkins and settled himself heavily in the Morris chair.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • They all get caught sooner or later, asserted the little man in the Morris chair.

  • Snyder was sprawling at his ease in a Morris chair, and had placed his feet on a barrel.

    The Main Chance Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for Morris chair

Morris chair

an armchair with an adjustable back and large cushions
Word Origin
C19: named after William Morris
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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