• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Day-bed (Shak.) a couch or sofa
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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.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dæg; Ger. tag; not conn. with L. dies.


In literature:

As I lay in bed at my inn, my mind re-enacted all the scenes of the previous day.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Then she went home and to bed, inwardly thanking Heaven for her happy day.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
Bedding should be washed in long days, and in hot weather.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
This is my first day out of bed.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The dusk fell, slowly striking out the day-shadows from the railroad bed and she halted where the two tracks met.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Nobody hadn't ever saw no iron springs on beds dem days.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
In contrast to these endless days of lonely misery in my ship bed those weeks of rain and mud and mosquitoes became a joyous outing.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
On the third or fourth day my senses became clearer I lay on a bed in a small cell-like apartment.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
A few days' rest in bed will start you on the right trail again.
"The Straw" by Eugene O'Neill
He puts the elder children to bed himself after his day's work.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?
"Bed In Summer" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Some day I'll come to that still place
And bid the old man smooth my bed.
No hurry of departure then,
No waking when the dawn is red.
"The Last Billet" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
Dear little Alice lay dying;--
I see her as if 'twas to-day,
And we stood round her snowy bed, crying,
And watching her life ebb away.
"Alice" by John Hartley
Bless'd be the lifter of my head,
Who nightly watches near my bed,
And does to me such favour shew
By day and night, where-e'er I go!
"A Hymn, To Be Sung Before One Goes To Sleep" by Rees Prichard
Bed and bread are all I need
In my happy day;
Love of Nature is my creed,
Unto her I pray;
Sun and sky my spirit feed
On my happy way.
"Contentment" by Robert W Service
In the dreams of my lonely bed,
Ever thy form before me seems;
All night long I talk with the dead,
All day long I think of my dreams.
"The Maiden's Sorrow" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

LAVALE — Shirl Austin Higgs, 93, on Thursday, Nov 22, 2012, Thanksgiving Day, went to be with the Lord while sleeping on his bed at home.
These days, though, you sleep in a big-kid bed and it's huge.
Becky McLendon couldn't stand the thought of a child going to bed hungry, or someone going without food for days.
Tech Beds You'll Want to Spend All Day In.
For Mother's Day this year, my son built me a raised vegetable bed and filled it with dirt.
From Styleblazer–We know there's those days where you can barely roll out the bed.
Forget breakfast in bed for Mother's Day -- meals on the porch a more humane homage.
The short days, the weak sun, and the warm beds of winter can wreak havoc on your fitness routine.
A 19-year-old Cortez man who pleaded guilty to killing his infant daughter by slamming her so hard into a bed it caused brain trauma, was has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
I have told him that brushing at least once a day is necessary for a healthy mouth, but he often goes to bed without brushing because of being tired.
Dig into colorful history at Oregon's John Day Fossil Beds.
Jennifer Lopez "stayed in bed" for days after her marriage ended.
But not everyone is into waking up early on the day after Thanksgiving, that is if you even go to bed.
Days I couldn't get out of bed, the kids, the breakups, my psychotic behavior, my back and forth all our life.
Just walking into my house and seeing dear ol' Mack curled up in his pink bed on the corner of the couch is enough to melt away any of the day's tension or stress.

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