from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as dove.


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  • I thought bedoven was a composer.

    November 18, 2011

  • Meh. Misunderstandings like this are a dive a doven.

    November 18, 2011

  • @sionnach ... I think you meant "was likened" or maybe you mean "is likened"? I've never heard a hot water bottle called a bedoven but if it burst then you might be bedoven in hot water!

    The comparison was doven to bedoven. Bedoven is the past participle of the archaic bedive.

    November 18, 2011

  • I thought a bedoven was liken to a hot-water bottle.

    November 3, 2011

  • Past participle of dive ... dive, dove, doven. Liken to bedoven.

    November 3, 2011