Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mattress formed of spiral springs or a fabric woven of coiled spiral wire, set in a wooden frame.
  • n. In a cloth-shearing machine, a long elastic plate of steel fastened to the framing of the machine to press the fibers of the cloth within the range of the cutting edges.

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Examples

  • Coosie and Carrie jumping up and down upon my spring-bed.

    The Nursery, August 1873, Vol. XIV. No. 2

  • There's a good spring-bed in it, and a kettle-ring for the whisky.

    Angels & Ministers

  • I then went up to the top of the tower, lit the candles, and ate voraciously of the dinner which I had left ready, for since the morning I had taken nothing; and then, with hands and heart that quivered, I arranged the clothes of the low spring-bed upon which to throw my frame in the morning hours.

    The Purple Cloud

  • Linn, who possessed the pioneer spring-bed of Thrums, and always knew when her man jumped into it by suddenly finding herself shot to the ceiling.

    The Little Minister

  • He was lying in a little spring-bed, set within two padded sides, like a berth in a steamship.

    Dawn of All

  • It was asleep itself on the moss-grown cow-shed; on the group of white ducks nestling together with their bills tucked under their wings; on the old black sow stretched languidly on the straw, while her largest young one found an excellent spring-bed on his mother’s fat ribs; on

    Adam Bede

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