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sparver

[ spahr-ver ]
/ ˈspɑr vər /
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noun
a tentlike bed curtain or canopy.
a bed curtain suspended from a flat, circular covering on the ceiling.
a bed having a tentlike curtain or canopy.
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Origin of sparver

1400–50; late Middle English sperver<Middle French esprevier sparrow hawk, canopy bed <Germanic
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How to use sparver in a sentence

  • Item a bedde with a sparver and counterpoint of cloth of golde, the curteyns of double sarcenet.

  • And so then every of them sticke up the aungel about the bedde, and to lette down the corteyns of the sayd bedde, or sparver.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King
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