from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The material from which bedticks are made.
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He had on a bedticking shirt, a tobacco - bag of bedticking hung by a string from a button of shirt - a button which, by the way, was doing more than double duty - and an old slouch hat was pulled over his face.
We had nothing but strong bedticking; John covered his whole seat with a patch nearly a foot square.
Tins of blazing pitch were rolling about the courtyard, close to the barrier, but before falling they had struck the piled mattresses and furniture, splashing fire and trickles of flame poured over the old bedticking, and upholstered chairs from the dining-room.
Instead of a silken gown furbelowed like all the others they had seen women wear in this land, Tourmaline was dressed in a severely plain robe of coarse pink cloth much resembling bedticking.
The best of all protective dressings is made of small balls, or pledgets, of oakum, carefully packed into the wound and held in place by a roller bandage 4 yards long, from 3 to 4 inches wide, made of common bedticking and skillfully applied.