Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cloth spread over the chair and floor for a person to sit upon while his toilet was made.
  • n. A sheet used at the bottom of a bed.

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Examples

  • Bedchamber, bids the _Wardroper_ get all ready before the fire, nightgown, carpet, 2 cushions, a form with a footsheet over it; on which the lord changes his gown.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Put his socks and slippers on, stand him on his footsheet, wipe him dry, take him to bed to cure his troubles.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • [473] _The Usher of the Chamber_ walks about and sees that all is served right, [477] orders the table to be set and removed, takes charge of the Wardrobe and Bedchamber, bids the _Wardroper_ get all ready before the fire, nightgown, carpet, 2 cushions, a form with a footsheet over it; on which the lord changes his gown.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • He must be cleanly, and comb his hair; see to his Lord’s clothes, and brush his hose; in the morning warm his shirt, and prepare his footsheet; warm his petycote, &c.; put on his shoes, tie up his hose, comb his head, wash his hands, put on the robe he orders.

    Early English Meals and Manners

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