Definitions

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  • n. Any of a set of spiral springs set into a box spring.

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Examples

  • Purchase mattress, box-spring and pillowcase encasements

    Michael Colongione: Protecting Yourself Against Bed Bugs

  • Here's a smart way to cope with the mountain of books beside the bed: easy-sew pockets that slip between the box-spring and the mattress and hang down on the side of the bed.

    Boing Boing

  • Turned out it was not the frame, but the box-spring that was doing all the complaining.

    Silence Your Squeaky Bed | Lifehacker Australia

  • When I recently replaced my mattress and box-spring, my noisy bed went silent.

    Silence Your Squeaky Bed | Lifehacker Australia

  • A queen-size bedbug-proof fabric encasement can cost $45 to $120 or more; box-spring covers -- generally made out of cheaper material -- costs about half as much.

    Covers to Keep the Bedbugs Out -- or In

  • Taped inside the hollow underbelly of her box-spring mattress, I liberated and took as my inheritance her plastic baggie of Oxys and Percs and Vikes, some purchased illicitly, but most procured blatantly, from prescriptions left behind by aching houseguests or depressed live-in maids.

    You Know Where to Find Me

  • Besides, I have a day bed, and theres no box-spring, so theres poor support for the mattress itself.

    dailycomic Diary Entry

  • Arkady made his way back to the hotel, to the room with the box-spring grill.

    Wolves Eat Dogs

  • The next thing I knew .. my butt was on the floor along with the mattress and box-spring.

    chubbychic Diary Entry

  • At first the question of beds was a serious difficulty, but by the kind intervention of the Queen we were able to collect a number from houses in the town, whilst Her Majesty herself gave us twenty first-class beds with box-spring mattresses.

    A Surgeon in Belgium

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