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sparver

[spahr-ver] /ˈspɑr vər/
noun
1.
a tentlike bed curtain or canopy.
2.
a bed curtain suspended from a flat, circular covering on the ceiling.
3.
a bed having a tentlike curtain or canopy.
Origin of sparver
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English sperver < Middle French esprevier sparrow hawk, canopy bed < Germanic
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  • And so then every of them sticke up the aungel about the bedde, and to lette down the corteyns of the sayd bedde, or sparver.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
  • Item a bedde with a sparver and counterpoint of cloth of golde, the curteyns of double sarcenet.

    Mary Tudor, Queen of France Mary Croom Brown

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