from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See warming pan.

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  • n. A covered metal pan attached to a long handle, holding live coals and used to warm a bed.


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  • Miliband, therefore, will more likely be an active player, rather than a "bedwarmer" in the manner of his predecessor Margaret Beckett.

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  • "Hear you got yourself a white bedwarmer from Manhattan," said Hooch.

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  • I find that a heated bedwarmer and a microwaveable teddy bear go a long way to replace a missing husband.

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  • When he becomes a bedwarmer for her, she considers that she has bought into a lot of what she has been told from any early age.

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  • Marieta was sent to mix a powder to help her mistress sleep, another maid to fetch the moine, the bedwarmer and frame, to take the chill from Isolde's sheets, a third to stoke the fire already burning in the grate.


  • Tarma knew she'd be quite comfortable with one blanket and her cloak, and if that didn't suffice, Warrl made an excellent "bedwarmer."


  • He was already in his bedroll, with Florian curled up at his back, taking the place of Altra as a living bedwarmer.

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  • 'How much will Sir Augustus pay to have you back as a bedwarmer?'

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  • The story includes mention of some odder perks - such as a human bedwarmer offered at Holiday Inns in the United Kingdom, and the loaner goldfish program offered at Kimpton Hotels in the United States. Top News Headlines

  • The story includes mention of some odder perks - such as a human bedwarmer offered at Top News Headlines


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