Origin of mattress
Examples from the Web for mattress
Contemporary Examples of mattress
Matthew complained about his jail-issued coveralls and the mattress in his cell after he was captured in Texas.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College
September 28, 2014
You tell Hassan to have the Iraqi army soldiers check the mattress.
The mother unties the palm staves from the mattress, then takes the nylon ropes and ties the mattress to the boat.
The mattress causes the boat to tip forward, and in the ensuing rocking the boat begins to take on water.
The four of them move to the boat, right it, balance the mattress across its bow and shove it towards the water.
Historical Examples of mattress
The shirt was clotted with blood; so were the mattress under him and the floor.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
They put a mattress in the bottom of the cart, and plenty of blankets.Heather and Snow
These filthy animals got fatter and fatter, then they jumped onto the mattress and disappeared.
When the mattress was empty she got thirty sous for the sack so as to be able to have coffee.
Etienne could sleep in the shop, on a mattress on the floor, that was all.
Word Origin for mattress
late 13c., from Old French materas (12c., Modern French matelas), from Italian materasso and directly from Medieval Latin matracium, borrowed in Sicily from Arabic al-matrah "the cushion" (cf. Spanish almadraque "mattress," Provençal almatrac), literally "the thing thrown down," from taraha "he threw (down)."