Origin of davenport
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Examples from the Web for davenport
“You can host a sit-down diner for 140, and the house can accommodate 700 people at a party,” Davenport says proudly.
Since getting out, in May, Davenport says he has been attempting to pick up what he calls normal life.
Five minutes later, wearing a dress shirt and jeans, Davenport appears.
Why, I wonder, is Davenport so obsessed with defining himself as part of the British aristocracy?
Mrs. Davenport has been married 24 years, so this is an issue of marital privacy.The Town Where Your Sex Toy Could Land You in Jail|Emily Shire, Lizzie Crocker|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Miss Davenport is a Latin scholar, and they took her on the Traffords recommendation.Wee Wifie|Rosa Nouchette Carey
When—but let me give you the remainder of Davenport's history while is is yet fresh in my memory.Secresy|E. (Eliza) Fenwick
When I went into the den he was stretched on the davenport with his face buried in the cushions.When a Man Marries|Mary Roberts Rinehart
As an example, a davenport is generally a horizontal mass intended to hold a number of people.Industrial Arts Design|William H. Varnum
Why, that Jean Baptiste is sitting down there on the davenport with mama on one side of him and my sister on the other!The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for davenport
Word Origin for davenport
Word Origin and History for davenport
"large upholstered couch," 1897, apparently named for the manufacturer. Earlier (1853) "a kind of small ornamental writing table." The proper name is attested from 12c., from a place in Cheshire (Old English Devennport).