verb (used with or without object), feath·er·bed·ded, feath·er·bed·ding.
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Origin of feather bed
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Return to his bedroom, throw off the clothes, beat the featherbed, see that the fustian and sheets are clean.Early English Meals and Manners|Various
A bit of straw matting, laid over a featherbed, and covered with the under sheet, makes a very cool bed for an infant.A Treatise on Domestic Economy|Catherine Esther Beecher
God becomes man becomes fish becomes barnacle goose becomes featherbed mountain.Ulysses|James Joyce
“Now my featherbed,” says Aunt Elvira, and she has the porter jam it in alongside of me, which makes more or less of a full house.Odd Numbers|Sewell Ford
He was now going to a home provided by benevolent persons as a kind of featherbed to catch the falling workhouse boy.Essays in Rebellion|Henry W. Nevinson