bed linen

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Origin of bed linen

First recorded in 1805–15
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Related Words for bed linen

bedding, pillowcase, sham, sheeting

Examples from the Web for bed linen

Historical Examples of bed linen

  • The bed-linen was of the very finest material, and white as snow.

    Werwolves

    Elliott O'Donnell

  • However, at the last, there had been such haste that no bed-linen had been provided.

    The Admiral

    Douglas Sladen

  • Madame Granier was already there, ordering the bed-linen for the new guest.

    The White Plumes of Navarre

    Samuel Rutherford Crockett

  • It is the least soiled, the most expensive, and it may be needed before the bed-linen.

  • The room was so cold that we had to cover our faces, and we had no bed-linen.


British Dictionary definitions for bed linen

bed linen

noun
  1. sheets and pillowcases for a bed
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