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  • Sid Barrett never wanted to come down, just like Major Tom and Ziggy Stardust (bowie) richie vallance on Jul 12, 2008

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  • The ceelor, vallance, and curteins lyned with crymson taffata sarsenet.


  • A bedsted of wallnut-tree, toppe fashion, the pillers redd and varnished, the ceelor, tester, and single vallance of crimson sattin, paned with a broad border of bone lace of golde and silver.


  • Underneath the cornice was a crimson velvet vallance, separated into divisions, the lower portion of each division being rounded with gold, while its centre was decorated with gold, embroidered, and raised ornaments illustrative of the military orders, and of the emblems of the United Kingdom, the Rose, the

    Coronation Anecdotes

  • Everything was scrupulously clean, even to the dimity vallance that hung across the low window.

    Little Folks (July 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • They did not disappear, those childish terrors, even when a kitten moved across the floor and began to toy with the vallance of the bed, explaining at once the door's opening.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • They are a shabby and mangy compromise for mustachios, and are principally sported by the genus of clerks, who, having strong hirsute predilections, small salaries, and sober-minded masters, hang a tassel on the chin instead of a vallance on the upper lip.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 9, 1841

  • Concealing the utensils behind the vallance to the bed seems all the precaution which is thought necessary for safety in private nursing.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • The only way of really nursing a real patient is to have an iron bedstead, with rheocline springs, which are permeable by the air up to the very mattress (no vallance, of course), the mattress to be a thin hair one; the bed to be not above 3 1/2 feet wide.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • If I were looking out for an example in order to show what not to do, I should take the specimen of an ordinary bed in a private house: a wooden bedstead, two or even three mattresses piled up to above the height of a table; a vallance attached to the frame – nothing but a miracle could ever thoroughly dry or air such a bed and bedding.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not


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