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  • n. Plural form of mattress.


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  • Even the hotel had split the twin mattresses to make two beds, so the husband and wife took turns on the box spring.


  • In the 30s and well into the 50s many economists ... thought that it was quite possible that a central bank fighting a recession would drive interest rates close to zero, and that any further monetary expansion would simply be stuck away in mattresses or in bank vaults, doing nothing more for the economy.

    Liquidity Trapped?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The less-than-quarter-inch bugs and their miniscule eggs live in mattresses, books, crevices in the floor.

    Dog Bites Bug

  • These people are the reason for those stereotypes of people hiding money in mattresses and taping reserves up in their basement rafters.

    Cash is king | Johnny B. Truant

  • The manufacturer would recommend that all its retailers use the Brand S mattress name on their store signs but, according to the spokesman, retailers could still call the mattresses whatever they wanted on in-store signage.

    Shopping for a mattress remains business as usual

  • The recalled mattresses involve open coil crib mattresses manufactured between July 1, 2006 and March 23, 2008 with a color label attached to the top or side of the mattress that has the following model names:

    Simmons Kids recalls 20,000 crib mattresses

  • The innkeeper plumped the pillows and smoothed the coverlets and said the mattresses were the best goose down and the Lady's men would be bringing her chests up by the back stairs and everything would be very cozy, there was a good breeze at night if the Lady opened the window and left the door cracked.

    The Fires of Heaven

  • The heaps are called mattresses; they are two or three feet high, and as many yards across.

    A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States; With Remarks on Their Economy

  • The mattresses were a little bit hard and I could not sleep comfortably.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home

  • The mattresses were a famous scone cut in fours, the chicken was two huge strips, and the meal was ours.

    Boise Weekly


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