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  • n. A bed with a canopy supported at the corners on four posts


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  • The furniture was mahogany, big and solid, and the bed was a vast mahogany fourposter.

    Twin Moons

  • I introduced her (Frankfurters, numborines, why drive fear?) to our fourposter tunies chantreying under Castrucci Sinior and De

    Finnegans Wake

  • After when from midnights unwards the fourposter harp quartetto.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Related to it is the St. Merry where you can have a fourposter or a former confessional – I think it was a monastery – but it is more expensive.


  • This dyed the dimity-hangings of the fourposter; made ruddy pools in the great mahogany wardrobe.

    The Way Home

  • The old mahogany fourposter with the red rep hangings had been brought out from among the lumber, and set up afresh in

    The Way Home

  • John, stalking solemnly and noiselessly in a long black coat, himself led the two women to the bedroom, where he left them; they sat down one on each side of the great fourposter.

    Australia Felix

  • There was an old fourposter and a nightstand of oak.

    A Man Of Honour

  • She immediately explained that her bed was a Georgian-style painted fourposter.

    Lightning Strikes

  • However, she recognized the cherrywood fourposter bed, chest of drawers, and dresser; they'd belonged to her daughter since she graduated from the crib.

    Where There's Smoke


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