from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bed-chair.


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  • Rooms usually have a TV, a chair-bed for the father or partner, and bathtubs to use during labor and afterward.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • Captain Lenox is in Baby's nursery; and we can shut off the dressing-room for you, if you can manage with a chair-bed.

    The Great Amulet

  • Zyarulla salaamed profoundly; and Desmond, dropping with fatigue, flung himself, even as he was, on to a chair-bed in the adjoining dressing-room, and slept the dreamless sleep of exhaustion.

    The Great Amulet

  • But now she felt cared for as she looked round the low room with its chair-bed and little dressing-table hung with pink glazed calico.

    Gone to Earth

  • At last he came, found all promising, and having bundled up his small patient, carried her, with Frank's help, in her chair-bed to the ox-sled, which was drawn to the next door, and Miss Jill landed in the Boys Den before she had time to get either cold or tired.

    Jack And Jill

  • Jill could hardly lie still when she heard the roll of another chair-bed coming down the hail, its passage enlivened with cries of

    Jack And Jill

  • "Please to see that the chair-bed in my dressing-room is moved into your mistress's bed-room," said the Captain.

    In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II Christmas Tales from 'Round the World

  • From room to room he rushed, but found only two rooms on the ground floor furnished -- a sitting-room, which had been the original dining-room, while in the study was a chair-bed, most probably where Pietro slept.

    The Doctor of Pimlico Being the Disclosure of a Great Crime

  • "Please to see that the chair-bed in my dressing-room is moved into your mistress's bedroom," said the Captain.

    The Peace Egg and a Christmas Mumming Play

  • Mrs. Marvell let down the chair-bed, drew it near the fire, and found some bed-clothes.

    Delia Blanchflower


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