from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A boxed-in bed, or a bed that folds up in the form of a box.


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  • His cradle had been here, and the box-bed that prevented his falling out as a toddler.

    Tran Siberian

  • I thought of the little white cottage as my home, I recalled the years I had spent herding on Leithen Water, I made my mind dwell lovingly on sleep in a box-bed and a bottle of cheap whisky.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • His cradle had been here, and the box-bed that prevented his falling out as a toddler.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • At one side of the room there was a part shut off by a curtain which we concluded was a box-bed, but Stephen had a look in and found it full of shelves with blankets and articles of clothing.

    The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"

  • He knew school would be over when the outer edge of sunlight touched the corner of the box-bed against the wall, where the little girl that lived there and called the dame "Granny" was put to sleep of a night.

    A Loose End and Other Stories

  • That night Lord Durie, in his stuffy box-bed, dreamed a terrible dream.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • On trestles in the middle of the room stood the coffin; in a box-bed to one side of the hearth an old woman in a white mutch or cap sat up against pillows; on the farther side of the hearth sat an untidy, foolish-faced girl who peeled potatoes with an uncanny disconcern.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • He listened, full of wonder, and as he saw her safely tucked into her box-bed in the doctor's kitchen, said in his light-hearted Celtic way, that it was not for nothing she had got her voice back, and no fear but she would soon be well, and would speak to him in the morning.

    A Loose End and Other Stories

  • The little girl slipped behind the big box-bed, and handed out a very formidable black-thorn stick.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Next she carefully crept down the three stairs [6] in her little shift and clambered up the ladder to the loft, where all her little brothers lay playing in a great box-bed.

    The Path of Life


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