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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. 2018.
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  • Then for the first time Johnnie relaxed, and slumped into the Morris chair.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Frightened, the latter lifted the boy and laid him in the Morris chair.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • He was leaning back in a Morris chair, rakish, debonair, and at his ease.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine
  • As they entered the room a tall, lanky youth had arisen from a Morris chair.

    Deering of Deal Latta Griswold
  • He stretched out in a Morris chair and unfolded a newspaper.

    Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • She nodded to Joy as she entered the room again, and dropped into a Morris chair.

    The Wishing-Ring Man Margaret Widdemer
  • She sank into a Morris chair, and stitched fiercely at an angel's wing.

  • Close by the Morris chair, at its right, is a phonograph on a stand.

  • Kate flung her long body into a Morris chair and prepared to listen.

    The Precipice Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  • Mr. Perkins listened, sitting on the small of his back, with his elbows on the arms of the Morris chair, and his fingers touching.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
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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