• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Settle-bed a bed which is folded or shut up so as to form a seat by day
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. setlsittan, to sit; Ger. sessel.


In literature:

But as Mary sat down by her patient's bed, her face settled into sadness, because she was thinking about the world.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
The bed had not been disturbed since it was last settled.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
I was comfortably settled in bed when I suddenly remembered resolution number two.
"The Heart of Una Sackville" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Madam shut the door, and took her seat on the cushioned settle which stretched along the foot of her bed.
"The Maidens' Lodge" by Emily Sarah Holt
Now that we've got everything settled I'll sneak off again and get to bed.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
When all these were settled, Flint's thoughts drifted back to the portrait in the bed-room overhead.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
The instrument settled a trifle on the solid rock on which it was bedded and then was motionless.
"Giants on the Earth" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
The gold settles on the bed-rock, and is collected later, when the water-run has subsided.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
There it began under a little brush pile (a); the bed of brown leaves showing that he settled there, before the snow-fall began.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
After he was settled, and the hum of many voices died away, I went into my little bed-room.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch

In poetry:

And SOMERS sighed in sorrow as he settled in the south,
For the thought of PETER'S oysters brought the water to his mouth.
He longed to lay him down upon the shelly bed, and stuff:
He had often eaten oysters, but had never had enough.
"Etiquette" by William Schwenck Gilbert
My garden— fair and brilliant! — the butterfly outspread
Alights with gentle fluttering on the wall-flower's golden head,
Then darting to the lily-bed floats o'er its sheeted white,
And settles on the violet's cup with fanciful delight.
"My Garden" by Caroline Howard Gilman

In news:

The R-S Theatrics/Soundstage Productions presentation of Adding Machine : A Musical opens with a numbing scene of marital blah, as Mr and Mrs Zero (Chuck Brinkley and Kimberly D Sansone) settle into bed for the night.
The R-S Theatrics/Soundstage Productions presentation of Adding Machine: A Musical opens with a numbing scene of marital blah, as Mr and Mrs Zero (Chuck Brinkley and Kimberly D Sansone) settle into bed for the night.
Scamper out of bed, run downstairs, twist the dial to one of the three channels that got clear reception through the rabbit-ears antenna, and settle in for a glorious Saturday morning of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
As a young lass, I never wanted the "typical" dream of growing up and getting married and having 2.5 kids and settling down into the 3-bed, 2-bath home with the picket fence.
It was about 2 am on Tuesday when I hopped out of bed, woke my laptop and settled in to cover the Digital Domain bankruptcy along with my colleague Jill Goldsmith in New York.
When Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" opens nationwide today, many children will have already settled into bed in their Princess Tiana sheets or played princess with their Princess Tiana dolls.
The dark, chilly days of winter and the often attendant desire to remain inside belong to those of us who know that settling in with a good book or staying in bed are the best plans.