Flock-bed

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flock-bed a bed stuffed with flock or refuse wool
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. floc—L. floccus, a lock of wool.

Usage

In literature:

Finally he saw a countless flock rising from the bed of the marshes.
"The Secret of the Night" by Gaston Leroux
The poor girl was seated on her little flock-bed, plunged in a deep reverie.
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Vol. 1., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
The poor girl was seated on her little flock-bed, plunged in a deep reverie.
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
They had stumbled in the dark on the bedding-place of a flock of Bighorn.
"The Trail Book" by Mary Austin
I looked at the flock bed, and felt my heart grow sick within me.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
I picked it up, lighted it, and then turned to the bed; the flock mattress was above all, and the groans proceeded from beneath.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Item, a little flock bed, with a bolster and a coverlet.
"The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)" by James Anthony Froude
Allan watched her going, then turned a little on the flock bed, and lifting his unbandaged arm laid it across his eyes.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Flocks of black vultures hovered high up in the sky, bending their course towards a spot not very far from the river bed.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
Pedro called the two men at the appointed hour, and they reached the flock just in time for the bedding down.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
In the houses all flock to the parents' bed-chamber.
"Skipper Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
On the hard flock bed in the upper back room at the lodge, he lay.
"Trevlyn Hold" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Mrs. MacCall never went to bed when any of the flock were out in the evening, especially on a stormy night.
"The Corner House Girls on Palm Island" by Grace Brooks Hill
Corroborative of this, in summer, is the flocking of flies around the bed of a dying patient.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
What, I wonder, would he have made of that fat, gray flock sprinkling the bed?
"Ghosts I Have Seen" by Violet Tweedale
Beds, especially flock beds, are often most insanitary for this class of persons.
"Glimpses into the Abyss" by Mary Higgs
There were no bedsteads, although six small feather beds with bolsters and one old and small flock bed are listed.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins
Mrs. Watts had gone home to put her own flock to bed; and Hoar was out.
"Johnny Ludlow. First Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
An interesting story is told of the way a flock of blackbirds go to bed at night.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
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In poetry:

A rustle of wings from over there,
Where all night long on watery bed
The flocks have slept - and the morning air
Rings with the messenger of lead.
"Autumn Days" by William Henry Drummond