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coverings for a bed, as sheets and blankets; bedding.
Contemporary Examples

It will be difficult, this new life of yours, you think as you try, and fail, not to spill chicken soup on the bedclothes.
So You Have an Inconsequential But Awful Illness Kelly Williams Brown January 17, 2014

In the master bedroom suite the curtains, bedclothes, and lamps were all white.
Cheri Young, the ‘Steel Magnolia’ of the Edwards Trial, Shoves Back Diane Dimond May 1, 2012

They threw off his bedclothes and dragged him into the yard.
Enough With This ‘Lost Cause’ Nonsense Justin Green February 18, 2013

Historical Examples

Just as the story ended, she woke up, and at first seemed inclined to hide under the bedclothes.
Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag Louisa M. Alcott

Therese with her head under the bedclothes, was uttering smothered groans.
Therese Raquin Emile Zola

Meanwhile La Chausse was unremitting in his care; no one but him could change the bedclothes or the mattress.
Princes and Poisoners Frantz Funck-Brentano

Never mind about the sorrowful, limp legs under the bedclothes.
The Very Small Person Annie Hamilton Donnell

There’s nothing to eat, and there’s only this to dhrink, and I hide it away under the bedclothes of time, as one might say.
No Defense, Complete Gilbert Parker

Mrs. Garth fumbled with the bedclothes, and tucked them about the sufferer.
The Shadow of a Crime Hall Caine

There was still no response from the shrunken figure under the bedclothes.
The Secret House Edgar Wallace

plural noun
sheets, blankets, and other coverings of a bed


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