Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bed filled with flocks, or locks of wool, or pieces of cloth cut up fine; a bed stuffed with flock, or the refuse of wool. Also called flock.

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Examples

  • The poor girl was seated on her little flock-bed, plunged in a deep reverie.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Jeanie, who now returned, was lost in amazement at the wonderful difference betwixt the helpless and despairing girl, whom she had seen stretched on a flock-bed in a dungeon, expecting a violent and disgraceful death, and last as a forlorn exile upon the midnight beach, with the elegant, well-bred, beautiful woman before her.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • At these words Darè was well pleased, and he leaped for joy so that the seams of his flock-bed rent in twain beneath him.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • Bench, the companion of gamblers and scoundrels -- sleeping in wretchedness and dirt on a flock-bed -- another reposing in down and velvet in a splendid apartment in a splendid house, the guest of rank, fashion, and beauty. '

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • To swig porter all day, on a flock-bed to sleep, [4]

    Musa Pedestris - Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes [1536 - 1896]

  • You must bring your mind to your circumstances, Bessy, and not be thinking o’ silver and chany; but whether you shall get so much as a flock-bed to lie on, and a blanket to cover you, and a stool to sit on.

    III. The Family Council. Book III—The Downfall

  • He had, by order of his master, a flock-bed placed for him in a garret, where there was a number of rats and mice that often ran over the poor boy's nose and disturbed him in his sleep.

    Blue Fairy Book

  • Captain Paget had sunk very low in the world when he took possession of that wretched parlour and laid himself down to rest on the widow's flock-bed.

    Birds of Prey

  • You must bring your mind to your circumstances, Bessy, and not be thinking o 'silver and chany; but whether you shall get so much as a flock-bed to lie on, and a blanket to cover you, and a stool to sit on.

    The Mill on the Floss

  • In one corner was a flock-bed, still unmade, and opposite to it, a three-legged stool, a chair, and an antique carved oak table, a donation perhaps from some squire in the neighbourhood; on this last were scattered fragments of writing paper, a cracked cup half full of ink, a pen, and a broken ramrod.

    Pelham — Complete

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