day bed


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n day bed convertible consisting of an upholstered couch that can be converted into a double bed
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  • Robert Frost
    “The first thing I do in the morning is to make my bed and while I am making up my bed I am making up my mind as to what kind of a day I am going to have.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “As a man handles his troubles during the day, so he goes to bed at night a General, Captain, or Private.”
  • Vance Havner
    “If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.”


In literature:

Trundle-beds or truckle-beds were used from the earliest days.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
We are expecting a new lot every day, and have prepared ten extra beds.
"'My Beloved Poilus'" by Anonymous
He rose from his bed, and went from room to room, and all were bright as day, though he could not tell why.
"The Red Romance Book" by Various
Her husband took tantrums every few days or so and wouldn't get out of bed.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I was so badly bruised that I was unable to leave my bed for five days.
"Behind the Scenes" by Elizabeth Keckley
Unless he cared to lie in bed the whole day, he was obliged to walk the streets in order to keep warm.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
What does little baby say, In her bed at peep of day?
"Graded Memory Selections" by Various
I have not been in bed, these ten days, after five in the morning, and have been, travelling many hours every day.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Then sometimes he would lie in bed all the day, and be out all the night.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
It is something to have the certainty of a bed at the end of a long day's tramp.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds

In poetry:

"Now take frae me that feather-bed,
Make me a bed of strae!
I wish I hadna lived this day,
To make my heart sae wae.
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
Impetuously I sprang from bed,
Long before lunch was up,
That I might drain the dizzy dew
From the day's first golden cup.
"On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
No midnight terrors haunt their bed,
No arrow wounds by day;
Unhurt on serpents they shall tread,
If found in duty's way.
"The Believer's Safety" by John Newton
But they were human forms that knelt
Beside our bed to pray,
And men, with hearts most merciful,
Did watch us night and day.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
Annie made her bed a little forbye,
To hear what they might say;
"And ever alas!" Fair Annie cried,
"That I should see this day!
"Fair Annie" by Andrew Lang
Love of Heaven--oh! brightly shining,
Gleam above our dying bed,
When the Day of life declining,
Tells us that its toil has sped.
"Star Of Rest" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

The Average Bed Sees 48 Days of TV Watching, 720 Arguments, 480 Sex Sessions, and More Than Two-and-a-Half Years of Sleep.
Ronnie Yow says not a day goes by without Kay being on his mind when he wakes up in the morning and goes to bed at night.
The always-popular daybed does double duty as a sofa by day and a bed by night.
Tara Bailey lies in her bed watching a movie after dealing with a migraine earlier in the day.
And yet, it also makes me feel like I have less time than during the long days of summer, when the time between work and bed can feel like days.
Children cook breakfast in bed for Mother's Day.
While most people are still in bed, Brian is gathering overnight news that will affect viewers for the day to come.
A B&W speaker system-infused theater and comfy day-bed seating bring this mid-century home up to speed when it comes to movie and TV viewing.
Three caregivers at a Terra Linda day care center were arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter late Monday after a coroner's report concluded an infant in their care died of accidental suffocation in bedding.
A small map in the pamphlet 'John Day Fossil Beds displays a few of the oft-traveled ones.
But his final wish to marry the love of his life came true from his hosiptal bed, one day before his death.
A B&W speaker system-infused theater and comfy day-bed seating bring this mid -century home up to speed when it comes to movie and TV viewing.
VOICE FOR CHANGE A lion passed away on Sept 15, not with a roar, but quietly in a hospital bed days after suffering a stroke.
THERE were some mornings in that awful year of 2008, when she lay half awake in bed, trying to keep track of all the Caroline Jacobsons she would need to be that day: mother to her 4-year-old, Sonya.
Walkers in the White Mountains find beds, food, expert advice, and new friends at eight inviting shelters spaced a day's hike apart.

In science:

Bedding et al. (2004) reported mode lifetimes for α Cen A between 1 –2 days (see also Fletcher, these proceedings) which are in reasonable agreement with the theoretical estimates of about 1.7 days for the most prominent modes (the mode lifetime τ = η−1 ; see lower panel of Fig. 9).
Stochastic excitation and damping of solar-type oscillations