from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A corruption of coverlet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A coverlet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun coverlet


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  • A human being was put inside, with a coverlid of stone on top.

    Les Miserables

  • I sat up in the coverlid, and I shook a finger at him.

    The Creationism debate

  • The candle now fell from his hand, and he attempted to pull off his wig; but it had been tied close on, to appear more natural, and his fright disabled him; he therefore flung himself upon the bed, and rolled the coverlid over his head.


  • I sat up in the coverlid, and I shook a finger at him.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • I sat up in the coverlid, and I shook a finger at him.

    The Creationism debate

  • In another room, I heard the little wail of the child; and the wail of the child waked my wife back into this life, so that her hands fluttered white and desperately needful upon the coverlid.

    The Night Land

  • She was bending eagerly over the woman to hear her reply; but drew back, instinctively, as she once again rose, slowly and stiffly, into a sitting posture; then, clutching the coverlid with both hands, muttered some indistinct sounds in her throat, and fell lifeless on the bed.

    Oliver Twist

  • My wife moved her hands very weakly upon the coverlid, and I knew that she craved to touch her child; and I signed to the Nurse, and took my child in mine arms; and the Nurse went out from the room, and so we three were alone together.

    The Night Land

  • To finish the shocking description, in a dark nook stood an old broken-bottomed cane couch, without a squab, or coverlid, sunk at one corner, and unmortised by the failing of one of its worm-eater legs, which lay in two pieces under the wretched piece of furniture it could no longer support.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • A bed at one corner, with coarse curtains tacked up at the feet to the ceiling; because the curtain-rings were broken off; but a coverlid upon it with a cleanish look, though plaguily in tatters, and the corners tied up in tassels, that the rents in it might go no farther.

    Clarissa Harlowe


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