from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The frame of a bed; a bedstead.


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  • When it is time to upgrade from the Ikea couch and Target lamps, they head to stores like BoConcept for a modern bed-frame or GlobalTable for an unusual vase or throw pillow.

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  • At €7,450 this bed-frame made from recycled and cleverly fitted lumps of scrap lumber is more the kind of thing you admire than the kind of thing you run out and buy.

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  • It consisted of a rude wooden stool, and still ruder hutch or bed-frame, stuffed with clean straw, and accommodated with two or three sheepskins by way of bed-clothes.


  • He stood on the bed-frame and slid the skylight open.

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  • They watched the ceiling till the bed-frame ceased complaining.

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  • Then, Yukl lifted Schlegel a few inches off the floor—feet-first—and placed the body inside the bed-frame on top of the table, still lying faceup.

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  • On the first trip she said, "Right, we're under way," and grinned at him crouching beneath the bed-frame, his fingers threaded in its mesh.


  • When inside, he locked the door, and I helped him pile the bed on end behind it, heaping all the other furniture against the bed-frame to hold the mattress and bedding up against the door.

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  • They hung down close together, so that I was able to see only the gas-blackened ceiling above them and, underneath, the lower edge of the bed linen, and the bed-frame at the base, with its enamelled iron feet,

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  • To Moussa Isa, the dark and dingy cell with its bare stone walls, mud floor, grated aperture and iron door was a fine safe house; its iron bed-frame with cotton-rug-covered laths and stony pillow, a piece of wanton luxury; its shelf, stool and utensils, prideful wealth.

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