bed check

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bed check a check that everyone is in bed by the time they should be
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Usage

In literature:

The bed, with its checked coverlid, was in a closet.
"Lay Morals and Other Papers" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ammonium bromid in half-drachm doses, with rest in bed for psychologic reasons, checked the sneezing.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Mrs. Laramie lay, hollow-checked and haggard, on a bed.
"The Lone Star Ranger" by Zane Grey
Keep Verbenas, Petunias, and the taller varieties of Phlox Drummondii pegged down; this furnishes the beds and helps to check evaporation.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Did you call me out of bed just to check on that, young man?
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
Until the seedlings appear, the bed should be shaded to check evaporation.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
The other furniture in the room was also hand wrought, as were the fiber rugs on the floor and the checked homespun blankets on the beds.
"The Black Wolf Pack" by Dan Beard
Miss Beaver knelt by the boy's bed, murmuring persuasively to him as she strove to make him check his hysterical sobs.
"Old Mr. Wiley" by Fanny Greye La Spina
The disease is prevented and kept in check by keeping the seed-bed dry.
"The Cauliflower" by A. A. Crozier
While Meta checked a bed-roll out of stores, Jason painfully dragged a desk, table and chairs in from a nearby empty office.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
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In poetry:

This checks the dying husband's sigh,
As on his wife he turns his eye,
Who, at his bed-side bends her knee,—
"And let thy widows trust in me."
"Hymns and Odes for Charity Occasions IV" by John Pierpont

In news:

On the passenger side of the bed, the sheet of wrap was hung up and visually checked to ensure it was aligned properly.
Waiting rooms were being checked at Grant Medical Center Sunday after bed bugs were reported.
She silently crept out of bed, put on her robe and decided to check on the baby.
They can have special requirements for check-in, privacy, food -- even bed size.
After I haul myself out of bed, I check my email and give my Facebook page a quick buzz.
Lacko / Special to the Gazette Jon Hansen, service manager for Griffin Pest Control, checks bedding during a recent bed bug elimination job in Kalamazoo.
If you feel the need to check up on your news feed or update your profile once you're already in bed , then I've got the bed for you.
Instead of winding down and relaxing before bed, we're doing chores, checking email, and getting riled up by the TV news till we hit the sack.
Animal rescue groups generally welcome donations of bedding and towels, but it's good to check their websites first to see what they need.
Next time you're sweeping away that dust bunny from under the bed, you'd better check for paws because it just might be a Himalayan kitten.
It could, for instance, prompt someone to wonder if other hotels don't launder their bedding after each check-out.
The Longest Yards Indiana hunter Brad Thurman was sure the magic of the day was about to pull a disappearing act The bedded buck flicked an ear and lifted its chin a couple of times as if nodding, checking for scent.
Check out the bathroom, test the bed and turn on the television, right.
Checking out a bed and breakfast room.
Come in to check out one of our 12 tanning beds and get that healthy glow today.
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In science:

History independent experimental protocols have not yet produced beds with volume fraction in any interval containing the volume fraction of interest, 0.64; this will be necessary before our prediction can be checked against the behavior of granular matter.
Random close packing of granular matter
Taking into account the fact that the analytical solution of the Riemann problem is well-known, they are considered as standard test-beds for checking a hydro-code.
A new multidimensional AMR Hydro+Gravity Cosmological code
Does this mean that the Random Oracle Model is useless? Not necessarily: it may be useful as a test-bed (or as a sanity check).20 Indeed, if the scheme does not perform well on the test-bed (resp., fails the sanity check) then it should be dumped.
The Random Oracle Methodology, Revisited
But one should not draw wrong conclusions from the mere fact that a scheme performs well on the test-bed (resp., passes the sanity check).
The Random Oracle Methodology, Revisited
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