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  • I only heard this to-day from S., and it vexes me much: a curtain of any kind will do, even a bed-curtain, or merely a kind of gauze screen, which could be instantly removed.

    Beethoven needs curtains

  • She strove again to envelop herself with the bed-curtain from all view.

    Camilla

  • Pike — I hope my sister-inlaw is well — furl up the bed-curtain. —

    Old Mortality

  • Lisbeth had even mended a long-neglected and unnoticeable rent in the checkered bit of bed-curtain; for the moments were few and precious now in which she would be able to do the smallest office of respect or love for the still corpse, to which in all her thoughts she attributed some consciousness.

    Adam Bede

  • He had thrown up the bed-curtain and stretched himself on the bed, where he lay with his hands clasped under his neck.

    Australia Felix

  • He threw back the bed-curtain with such violence that one tie tore free.

    The Last Great Dance on Earth

  • Tuero clasped the bedpost, murmuring an apology as the bed-curtain tore a bit from its frame.

    Nerilka's Story

  • Others carried a couple of red wooden boxes filled with the clothes and personal belongings of the bride, also a wadded bed-quilt, a bed-curtain, and two embroidered pillows, etc. The whole procession made an imposing show, and the relatives of

    Everlasting Pearl One of China's Women

  • With the ring of a bed-curtain, at half an hour past midnight, the wedding took place in Mayfair Chapel.

    Some Old Time Beauties After Portraits by the English Masters, with Embellishment and Comment

  • A gentleman living in Bermuda is said to have tamed a spider of the species "Mygale," and made it live upon his bed-curtain and rid him of the flies and mosquitoes which disturbed his nightly rest.

    Wild Nature Won By Kindness

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