from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the bed upon which a person lies sick.


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  • An incident transpired while on his way from his sick bed in Iowa to Wasioja, the seat of the Minnesota Conference.

    Life of Rev. A. Crooks, A. M.

  • A black and white decorative capital "T" with figures of Evangeline St. Clare ( "Eva") in a sick bed and her father, Augustine St. Clare, and a doctor (or physician) standing nearby and conversing.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • To counter this bad news, Alexander struggled from his sick bed and led a large but swift force of horsemen back to Samarkand, where Spitamenes had returned to continue the siege.

    Alexander the Great

  • In 1938, in a letter to one of her regular and most intimate correspondents, the Classical scholar Russell Meiggs, Fellow of Balliol, she looked back only four years to the time when 'I could dictate a 7,000-word film story to Grog from a sick bed with a temperature of 102'.

    The Return of Mr Campion


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