one of the upright supports of a bedstead.
bedposts, Bowling. a split in which the seven and ten pins remain standing.
But a dashing, magnetic fifty-eight-year-old matinee idol with three ex-wives notched on his bedpost?
How to Get Over Cary Grant Kara Cutruzzula September 24, 2011
Her father’s voice broke in on her musings, “that rope is caught round the bedpost.”
The Making of Mona Mabel Quiller-Couch
He pulled his watch from the pocket of his vest, hanging on the bedpost.
In the Midst of Alarms Robert Barr
And Chatzkele, for all the notice he took, might have been as deaf as the bedpost.
Yiddish Tales Various
My companion stood gripping the bedpost and fumbling at his holster.
The Cavalier George Washington Cable
In her haste she drops her handkerchief, which Rodolpho picks up and hangs over the bedpost.
The Complete Opera Book Gustav Kobb
I dream about it nights and wake up with my arms around the bedpost.
The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
But no weakling broke off that bedpost in Henry M. Gillespie’s room.
Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams
Surely the fellow did not tie her up to the bedpost before leaving the house!
Victory Joseph Conrad
And betwixt you and me and the bedpost, ma’am, whoever hath Miss Dolly will have to ride to London on this here scythe.
Springhaven R. D. Blackmore
any of the four vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead
(informal) between you and me and the bedpost, confidentially; in secret
also bed-post, 1590s, from bed (n.) + post (n.1).
a quilted coverlet. Historical Examples A bedquilt of blue silk and two pillows in white cases are hung over the railing of the balcony on the second floor. Plays by August Strindberg, Fourth Series August Strindberg He seems to get up a speech as in Yankee land they get up a bedquilt. American Eloquence, Volume […]
- Bed rest
a prolonged rest in bed, as in the treatment of an illness. a device used to support a person sitting up in bed.
confined to bed because of illness, injury, etc. Contemporary Examples There was a war and Matthew (Dan Stevens) was bedridden until he got up and walked. ‘Borgen,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Mad Men’ & More: Ten Best TV Shows of 2012 Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez December 17, 2012 bedridden Child Rather spent about three years of […]
Geology. unbroken solid rock, overlaid in most places by soil or rock fragments. bottom layer; lowest stratum. any firm foundation or basis: Technical courses will be founded on a bedrock of sound, general education so as to produce a well-rounded engineer. the fundamental principles, as of a teaching, belief, or science: Let’s strip away the […]