from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See mattress and spring-bed.
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The moss was as unsteady as a double spring-mattress.
Just a spring-mattress laid on the floor to serve as a divan.
An inner bedroom contained a wood-framed bed with a steel spring-mattress and a number of plush-bottomed chairs.
Presently we pass a native "camp" under an overhanging rock: it consists of a few parallel sticks, on which the native sleeps as well as any European on a spring-mattress, and a hollow in the ground, with a number of cooking-stones.
_ -- I write lying luxuriously on a real spring-mattress bed, between real sheets, having just had my fill of real bread and real butter, besides every comfort, in a large marquee tent, with a wooden floor, belonging to the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital, Pretoria.