American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bedspread.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, any covering for a bed; now, specifically, the outer covering.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The uppermost cover of a bed or of any piece of furniture.
- n. a decorative bedspread (usually quilted)
- Middle English coverlite, from Anglo-Norman coverelyth : Old French covrir, to cover; see cover + Old French lit, bed (from Latin lēctus; see legh- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She had no longer a bed; a rag which she called her coverlet, a mattress on the floor, and a seatless chair still remained.”
“The coverlet is green and it does look good against your skin.”
“The coverlet was a dull gold, just lighter than the walls; the frame was black, made of intricately patterned wrought iron.”
“The coverlet is a repeating design of green and gray, without lace, and the bed has real sheets.”
“Wryly, he thought that the only thing dry he had for a coverlet was the Dragon's banner; he left it safely buckled inside the saddlebags.”
“His coverlet is the firmament of heaven, the Southern Cross and other constellations, unseen by dwellers in the Northern Hemisphere, seeming to keep watch over him; or in the colder season his poncho, which I have already described.”
“The pure woolen blanket is the ideal bed-covering and in various degrees of thickness may serve for all of the bed clothes save the sheets, and the light white coverlet, which is placed over all merely for appearance.”
“All the lower part of the monarch's person is concealed beneath a coverlet, which is plain, except that it has tassels at the corners and an embroidered border.”
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“Beneath him was the kind of coverlet under which imperial princesses snuggle up to their lovers.”
“She had a big double bed with a candy pink tufted coverlet that looked tidy even with Vangie sprawled across it.”
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Durable items invented by Hom. Sap.
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