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- n. A shortsheeted bed in which a sheet is folded back on itself halfway down as a practical joke so that the victim cannot get into it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a bed in which, as a joke, the sheets are so doubled (like the cover of an apple turnover) as to prevent any one from getting at his length between them.
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It is a very good knife, with a file in it, as well as a cork-screw and other things – and he did not come down at once, because he was detained by having to make an apple-pie bed for Dicky.