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  • But once the door had shut on their hostess they gathered round the bed — a narrow half-tester — in which they were expected to lie three in a row, and let their real feelings out.

    Growing Pains

  • He forced his eyes open to find himself gazing up at the scalloped half-tester over Emily's bed.

    Once An Angel

  • The half-tester loomed over her head like a black cloud.

    Once An Angel

  • We approached the bed and examined it—a half-tester, such as is commonly found in attics devoted to servants.

    The Haunted and the Haunters: Or the House and the Brain

  • The hangings and coverlet of the great, ebony, half-tester bed were lined with rose silk, and worked, with many coloured worsteds on a white ground, in the elaborate Persian pattern so popular among industrious ladies of leisure in the reign of good Queen Anne.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • We approached the bed and examined it, -- a half-tester, such as is commonly found in attics devoted to servants.

    The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Old Time English

  • In the parents 'bedroom are a half-tester bedstead with coir-fibre or woollen flock mattress, two cane chairs, washstand, toilet-table, glass and ware, towel-horse, chest of drawers, and a couple of yards of bedside carpet.

    Town Life in Australia

  • In the best bedroom the bedstead is a tubular half-tester, the toilet-ware gold and white, the carpet again tapestry.

    Town Life in Australia

  • They passed into Mrs Cruden's bedroom, and the thought of the delightful snug little boudoir at Garden Vale sent a shiver through them as they glanced at the bare walls, the dilapidated half-tester, the chipped and oddly assorted crockery.

    Reginald Cruden A Tale of City Life

  • We approached the bed and examined it -- a half-tester, such as is commonly found in attics devoted to servants.

    Pausanias, the Spartan The Haunted and the Haunters, an Unfinished Historical Romance

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