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  • n. Plural form of featherbed.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of featherbed.


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  • These wives, at the exact moment her mother's gray eyes rested on their features whether doughy or sharp, were most likely lying awake under thick featherbeds, listening to the cracks and ticks of their sleeping house, instinctively knowing their husband was in a hotel bar thousands of miles and many times zones away.

    Italy, 1990

  • She had expected nests of hay and sticks, however, and was greatly surprised to find that instead they had built "nests" of piles of featherbeds, with tough wool blankets over them to save the beds from the punishing effects of sharp talons.

    Widows and Orphans

  • So we take money from the economy from greedy rich people, who just roll around in that cash on their four-poster featherbeds, and from evil corporations, who squander the money on nonsense like corporate golf outings, corporate jets, and equipment to make their silly little widgets, and then we put that money back into the economy, through programs like the Community Reinvestment Act, ACORN, and our much-neglected and profit-generating infrastructure.

    The GDP drops 6.1 percent.

  • I feel like curling up amongst comfy pillows and featherbeds and not listen to Chris Matthews babble about a goddamn thing or hear about the odd state of man known as Unity.

    Read These Now or Proust Will Destroy You (Not Really, HA!)

  • The first-class section, of course, was supplied with those investment bankers 'La-Z-Boys — Laissez-Faire-Boys, if you will — that can turn themselves into club chairs, chaise longues, or featherbeds and are equipped with buttons to press to get practically anything you want other than Jude Law's babysitter.

    The Mother Load

  • Those melon bellies, those vast ripening thighs, those featherbeds of forearms, those buttocks placid and gross as hippopotami:

    Tart's Poetry Corner

  • It fairly reeked of oil and some other stuff, too; there were two featherbeds on the beds.

    The Dog

  • According to Mooney, the Great Spirit told Tsali they must give up their featherbeds, fiddles, books, cats and other possessions from the whites.

    A bear came out of the woods, took note, moved on...

  • It looked as it always had, but she had carefully hand-stitched a tattered rag of a coverlet over the top of a very nice woolen blanket, had more blankets in hiding if she needed them, and had made up a decent mattress out of one of the featherbeds left in the upstairs maid's room.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • By the side of the path, on the dusty dry grass, all sorts of household goods lay in a heap: featherbeds, a samovar, icons, and trunks.

    War and Peace


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