Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A quilt used for spreading over a bed, as the topmost layer of bedclothes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A quilt for a bed; a coverlet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wadded and quilted covering for a bed. Also used for bedspread and comforter.

Etymologies

From bed +‎ quilt. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nevertheless one sometimes comes across a "rising sun" or a "setting sun" bedquilt which is remarkable for skillful shading, and was an inspiration in the house where it was born, and where the needlework comes quite within the pale of ornamental stitchery.

    The Development of Embroidery in America

  • In describing how William Driver first gave this banner the name "Old Glory", the speaker digressed from his prepared script, and explained how Captain Driver had hidden the first "Old Glory" from searching Confederate troops by stitching it inside his bedquilt.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • It was quite different from the warm jungle where he could sleep out of doors with only his own fur for a bedquilt.

    Mappo, the Merry Monkey

  • Tom and Ned hurried to the room where the unfortunate chemist had been put to bed, to find him out in the hall, wrapped in a bedquilt, and with Mrs. Baggert vainly trying to quiet him.

    Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters, or, Battling with Flames from the Air

  • Leander huddled on the barrel that was farthest from Mrs. Yellett, and wrapped himself in the soaked red bedquilt.

    Judith of the Plains

  • I sleep under a pink silk bedquilt, and I have all new clothes.

    Turn About Eleanor

  • This, the eternal activity of the peasant or labourer, whatever his trade, and the worked-over little farm-holdings, with their varied crops, all planted in little bedquilt patches, are the chief characteristics of the French countryside for the observant stranger.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • "Many a time while I was piecin 'that," she said, "I thought about the man that laid the pavement in that old church, and wondered what his name was, and how he looked, and what he'd think if he knew there was a old woman down here in Kentucky usin 'his patterns to make a bedquilt."

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

  • A child's bedquilt was found mentioned in an inventory of furniture at the Priory of Durham, in 1446, which was embroidered in the four corners with the Evangelistic symbols.

    Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages A Description of Mediaeval Workmanship in Several of the Departments of Applied Art, Together with Some Account of Special Artisans in the Early Renaissance

  • I sat in the back room that I had made into a temporary kitchen, with a candle, and with a bedquilt around my shoulders.

    The Case of Jennie Brice

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