Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chair the back of which can be tilted as desired, to allow the occupant to assume a reclining position; an invalid-chair.
“Well, my dear Count," said Marsa, as she lay extended in a reclining-chair, "what news of General Vogotzine?”
“Mr. Britton, in a comfortable reclining-chair, sat silent, motionless, his head thrown back, his eyes nearly closed, but in the varying expression of his mobile face Darrell found both inspiration and compensation.”
“A leather couch stood near one of the windows, and a large reclining-chair of the same material was drawn up before the fireplace.”
“It was evident to me that they changed their subject as we entered, but the talk at once flowed again, and Harry excelled as usual in quaint fancies, happy repartees and sharp flings at all of us while he lay stretched out in my reclining-chair smoking before the fire.”
“My mother sat beside me, and Helen knelt by my reclining-chair watching my face with eager, earnest eyes, divining every wish and foreseeing all my needs.”
“Mrs. Blake was sitting in her reclining-chair as Miss Pix entered with her retinue.”
“Left alone, Billy lay back wearily in her reclining-chair.”
“He changed his seat for a steamer reclining-chair.”
“Then he turned, crossed the room abruptly, and sat down near the reclining-chair in which the officer spent his days.”
“The old darky appeared in the doorway pushing a little wagon like a reclining-chair on wheels, and in it sat Hamilton Swift, Junior.”
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