one of the upright supports of a bedstead.
bedposts, Bowling. a split in which the seven and ten pins remain standing.
The waking in the morning is accomplished by two or three black women staring at you from the bedposts.
Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2) Harriet Martineau
Colwyn approached the head of the bed and bent down to examine the bedposts.
The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees
One of the bedposts was addressing her, and the big four-poster itself was dancing a regular jig.
The Royal Book of Oz L. Frank Baum
The answer received was a loud and repeated “he-haw,” with the clattering of hoofs against the bedposts.
The Comical Adventures of Twm Shon Catty T. J. Llewelyn Prichard
The twisted columns used in chairs, bedposts, etc., were borrowed from Italy and were very popular.
Furnishing the Home of Good Taste Lucy Abbot Throop
He seized one of the bedposts, and it became immediately a fluted golden pillar.
Myths That Every Child Should Know Various
When the justice returned to the inside room Rathburn moved a chair close against one of the bedposts.
The Coyote James Roberts
A gag had been thrust into his mouth; and he was tightly bound, by a cord round his waist, to one of the bedposts.
Held Fast For England G. A. Henty
bedposts, legs of chairs and tables, all the woodwork, had to undergo a microscopic scrutiny.
The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
His designs for bedposts show the French influence, being fluted and wreathed with flowers.
The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
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).
the devil’s bedposts
bedridden. worn-out; exhausted; decrepit. Historical Examples Her voice of call is exceedingly musical, and sounds sweetly in the ears of the infirm and bedrid. Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I Various Germany at large, though it lay so silent, in its bedrid condition, was in great anxiety. History of Friedrich II. […]
- Bedroom community
noun a suburban area or town where many commuters live, often quite a distance from the place of employment; also called bedroom suburb , [UK dormitory town] Examples Can a bedroom community turn into a real self-sustaining town? Contemporary Examples The mammoth store had hosted book clubs and regular readings that punctuated the days in […]
- Bedroom eyes
noun seductive-looking eyes or glances which are considered seductive Word Origin from bedroom’s relation to seduction Contemporary Examples “Oh, I can see that,” he told me evenly with bedroom eyes, pressing his palm against mine. Anthony Bourdain and Top Chef Have It Wrong: the Boys’ Club Is No Fun Tracie McMillan March 1, 2012 noun […]
Bedfordshire. a piece of furniture upon which or within which a person sleeps, rests, or stays when not well. the mattress and bedclothes together with the bedstead of a bed. the bedstead alone. the act of or time for sleeping: Now for a cup of cocoa and then bed. the use of a bed for […]