from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. to be delivered of a child; -- often followed by of; as, to be brought to bed of a son.
- transitive v. See under Bed.
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Vixen, who poked down her head and turned up her eyes towards him with a keen sense of opprobrium —” and contrived to be brought to bed on a Sunday at church-time.