Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bed inclosed in solid woodwork like a cupboard, or made to fold or turn up so as to be put in a cupboard.
- n. In printing: In the cylinder printing-machine, a flat table of iron which upholds the form of type and passes to and fro under the impression cylinder.
- n. In the hand-press, an iron table upholding the form of type that passes to and fro under the platen. See cut of stop-cylinder machine at printing-machine.
“One of our most successful wine-growers here, commenced his operations with a simple hole in the ground, dug under his house, and his first wine press was merely a large beam, let into a tree, which acted as a lever upon the grapes, with a press-bed, also of his own making.”
“Next door, in the dining-room, old Betty Harrison lay across the press-bed in which she usually slept.”
“For Roger's parents lived in a cottage near the old people, and the boy often said that he had two homes, and belonged half in one and half in the other, and the small press-bed in Granny's loft seemed as much his own as the cot in the corner of his mother's sleeping-room, and was occupied almost as often.”
“She cast a white shawl about her shoulders, crossed the kitchen and so into the room where the four gentlemen were sitting about the table -- the Fiscal with his papers at the end, and behind the curtains drawn close about the press-bed where lay that which it was not good for young eyes to see.”
“I was to sleep in a little press-bed in Dr. Johnson's room.”
“But Connie explained to Ronald that the huge wooden wardrobe was doubtless a press-bed which let down at night.”
“One was caught on a lawn with an umbrella; one was reported to have been found in a press-bed; another, coiled round in”
“Four in the old press-bed in the corner, and one in a battered crib, and one in the narrow bed over which the coverlet was not yet green.”
“The sandy kitten waited till Jan was fairly established, so as to receive her comfortably, and then she dropped from the roof of the press-bed, and he cuddled her into his arms, where she purred like a kettle just beginning to sing.”
“At this moment the wailing of the baby disturbed the miller's eldest son as he lay in the press-bed.”
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