Origin of bedtick

First recorded in 1560–70; bed + tick3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bedtick

Historical Examples of bedtick

  • Quickly I snatch my writing material from the womb of the bedtick.

  • The bedtick was ripped open, and what it inclosed had been very industriously examined.

  • In an old stockin'-fut under my bedtick, where you can bet no man on earth ever laid eyes on it, or ever will!

    Why Joan?

    Eleanor Mercein Kelly

  • The remains of a bedtick moldered on the slats, its grass stuffing given over to the nests of the birds and rodents.

    Burned Bridges

    Bertrand W. Sinclair

  • The ravages of time and the weight of many inmates have demoralized it out of all semblance of a bedtick.