from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bed with a mattress made of a tough plastic that is filled with water.

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  • n. A bed with a tough plastic mattress filled with water.


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  • When his son was little, Bendl would pump air into the 6-foot high sphere made of canvas with a waterbed innertube and play in the park.

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  • Now Melody forgets even what Henry looked like though he was everything to her, the sun, the moon, the stars, the big screen television and especially the waterbed, particularly when it leaked, threatening instant death by electric shock.

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  • There was nothing profound about the taste of any of these ingredients — instead, you were faced with the unpleasant possibility of rupturing the waterbed while scraping the rago û t off the slimy plastic surface.

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  • Instead of surrounding a painting, the "picture" comprised a lurid turquoise-colored waterbed with what looked like half a hamburger resting on it.

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  • I can't help thinking that if this is indeed how Fergie deals with those who cross him, there will soon be a queue of players outside Old Trafford confessing to crimes against United in the hope of being punished with three months' full board at the Montego Bay Intercontinetal, ownership of a small island in the Indian Ocean, or a week on a waterbed with Beyoncé.

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