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Morris chair

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noun
  1. a large armchair having an adjustable back and loose, removable cushions.

Origin of Morris chair

First recorded in 1895–1900; named after William Morris
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Examples from the Web for morris chair

Historical Examples

  • He found Bradish sprawled in a morris-chair which was lashed to a radiator.

    Blow The Man Down

    Holman Day

  • Winona stretched herself out in the Morris-chair and looked provokingly comfortable and unoccupied.

    Winona of the Camp Fire

    Margaret Widdemer

  • I settle myself comfortably in the morris-chair, the great book open on my knee.

  • From this morris-chair and from his rooms at the Savoy Hotel he ruled his English realm.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man

    Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman

  • This creation is a tall, cadaverous individual, who sits on the small of his back in a morris-chair and smokes a pipe.

    Uncle Sam Detective

    William Atherton Du Puy


British Dictionary definitions for morris chair

Morris chair

noun
  1. an armchair with an adjustable back and large cushions

Word Origin

C19: named after William Morris
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