Origin of fourposter
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"And this four-poster with the pineapple tops and the canopy," she goes on.The House of Torchy
Second, nobody mistook their pew for their four-poster during the sermon.It Is Never Too Late to Mend
The four-poster once more took on its likeness to a ship in full sail.
She lay in the four-poster, shut in from distracting sounds and sights by the curtains.
So had the old woman in the four-poster looked eighty years ago.
- a bed with posts at each corner supporting a canopy and curtainsAlso called: four-poster bed
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