Morris chair

Origin of Morris chair

First recorded in 1895–1900; named after William Morris
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Related Words for morris chair

recliner

Examples from the Web for morris chair

Historical Examples of morris chair

  • He found Bradish sprawled in a morris-chair which was lashed to a radiator.

  • Winona stretched herself out in the Morris-chair and looked provokingly comfortable and unoccupied.

    Winona of the Camp Fire

    Margaret Widdemer

  • I settle myself comfortably in the morris-chair, the great book open on my knee.

  • From this morris-chair and from his rooms at the Savoy Hotel he ruled his English realm.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man

    Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman

  • This creation is a tall, cadaverous individual, who sits on the small of his back in a morris-chair and smokes a pipe.

    Uncle Sam Detective

    William Atherton Du Puy


British Dictionary definitions for morris chair

Morris chair

noun
  1. an armchair with an adjustable back and large cushions

Word Origin for Morris chair

C19: named after William Morris
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