bed sheet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bed sheet bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs
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Usage

In literature:

My mother crocheted many yards of lace to trim the best sheets, and fine silk coverlets adorned the plump beds.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
The beds stood in neat rows, without sheets or blankets.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
He will give you food and a feather-bed, but you must provide yourselves with sheets and table-cloths.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
Why, we should have feather-beds and beautiful clean sheets.
"Charge!" by George Manville Fenn
I cannot lift up the sheets of an hotel bed without a shiver of disgust.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
This will help to retain the heat and prevent the clothing or bed sheet from becoming wet.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
The quilt, pillow case, blankets, and sheets of the patient's bed should be steeped in boiling water and then washed.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
On the bed lay the dead man, covered with a sheet.
"Rivers of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
There was no bed from which to take the sheets and blankets to extemporise a rope.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne
On this shelf were sheets, blankets and other things needed for the beds.
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
They took 'em out there in one of the bed sheets.
"The Rover Boys on a Hunt" by Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
For the first time since leaving England I slept in a bed with sheets in a room to myself.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
Snug in bed between the warm sheets, he lay meditating.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
No sound of breathing from the bed, although I saw a woman's form under the sheets.
"Possessed" by Cleveland Moffett
He suggested that a successful means of combatting the latter omen is to tie knots in the bed sheets or to heat a poker in the fire.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
There was no human being lying on the mattress, nor was it made up with sheets and blankets like an ordinary bed.
"A Master of Mysteries" by L. T. Meade
Then a bed sheet was used to tie Dick inside of a closet in a corner of the room.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Her only garment was the linen winding-sheet which had shrouded her when lying upon the bed of death.
"Clarimonde" by Théophile Gautier
A drawing-board lay on Judy's bed, a sheet of drawing-paper, two or three pencils, and a thick piece of india-rubber lay by her side.
"A Young Mutineer" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
When changing the sheets with the patient in bed, work as deftly and quietly as possible.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
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In poetry:

By her bed the hard-faced mistress sat, smoothing
the wrinkled sheet,
Peering into the face, so helpless, and feeling the
ice-cold feet.
"Marguerite" by John Greenleaf Whittier
What do you weave, O ye flower-girls
With tassels of azure and red?
Crowns for the brow of a bridegroom,
Chaplets to garland his bed.
Sheets of white blossoms new-garnered
To perfume the sleep of the dead.
"In The Bazaars of Hyderabad" by Sarojini Naidu
I saw the curl'd drops, soft and slow,
Come hovering o'er the place's head,
Off'ring their whitest sheets of snow,
To furnish the fair infant's bed.
Forbear, said I, be not too bold;
Your fleece is white, but 'tis too cold.
"Verses From The Shepherds' Hymn" by Richard Crashaw
Poverty sometimes paints its face,
Swollen lips scarlet, hollow cheeks rouged,
And body a chattel in a filthy trade.
For service in bed for which it is paid
With a few lousy francs,
Stained sheets, stained face and stained conscience.
"Poem Of Poverty" by Millosh Gjergj Nikolla
Poverty sometimes paints its face,
Swollen lips scarlet, hollow cheeks rouged,
And body a chattel in a filthy trade.
For service in bed for which it is paid
With a few lousy francs,
Stained sheets, stained face and stained conscience.
"Poem Of Poverty" by Migjeni
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:

Using old-school jailbreak methods, a pair of inmates broke out of the Benewah County Jail Thursday, making their escape by tunneling through a wall and using bed sheet-ropes.
Before guests arrive, wash a set of high-threadcount organic sheets and put them on the bed.
I like to wash my nicest set of sheets for guests and use an older pair of sheets on my own bed to make guests feel a little pampered.
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.
Sheet mulching works great in empty vegetable beds and wherever you intend to make a new bed come spring.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Authorities say a man accused of killing a nun on the Navajo Nation tried to set the bed sheets in his cell on fire this week.
What do a tight, fitted bed sheet and a blood clot in the wrist have in common.
Wamsutta Pinpoint 360 Sheets Dorm Bedding.
A study of 3,000 adults revealed simple pleasures such as getting into a bed with freshly washed sheets and seeing an old couple holding hands also help to brighten our day.
The mother later found blood on the child's bed sheets and took her for a medical exam.
Lie on your side on a sturdy surface (if you opt for the bed, make it first — the tangled sheets will only get in the way with this pose) with one arm propping up your head or bent under your body for support.
The day I read our September issue's article on NYC's bedbug infestation, I made sure to fluff my bed sheets before going to bed (as if that would help).
Remember way back in April when everyone went flying into a tizzy over those Vanity Fair photos of little ol' Miley Cyrus hugging a bed sheet to her naked, 15-year-old chest.
How much money would you pay to sniff Pamela Anderson's bed sheets.
Your Bed Sheets, My Legacy Southcott flee the scene.
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