Sofa-bed

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sofa-bed a piece of furniture serving as a sofa by day, capable of being made into a bed at night
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Ar. suffahsaffa, to arrange.

Usage

In literature:

The young Rajah was neither in bed nor on his sofa.
"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
She threw herself down on a wide sofa close to the silk-curtained bed.
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
Dr. Towson, while in Gottingen, succeeded in getting a young hare so tame, that it would play about his sofa and bed.
"Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match" by Francis C. Woodworth
In the box sofa-bed of the single room there was some one lying, pale and still.
"Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories" by Mrs. Woods Baker
All the beds and sofas in Avoca were occupied.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
The sofa by the fire is just as snug as your own bed.
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
I'll fix up a bed for you on the sofa, though.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Well, let me see how you would manage to place Annie on the bed when she is tired of the sofa.
"Live to be Useful" by Anonymous
Then she took to carrying the child up to her room with her and making a little bed for it on the sofa.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
A day on the sofa in a darkened room and bed at seven o'clock was my programme.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
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In news:

It was long and deep, with a luxurious king-size bed and a large sitting area with a cushy sofa and chair and -- yes, a fireplace.
The hips and knees of 77 million baby boomers are rapidly wearing out, but the people to whom those joints belong aren't retreating to their beds and sofas.
Launched by Joe Manus in January 2010, Shiner produces eco-friendly seating, surface products, beds, sofas, couches and lighting.
Air New Zealand introduces a new sofa bed to their economy class passengers.
New 2011 Roadtrek 210-SS- Agile $95,360 Roadtrek Class B Coach w/Rear Electric Power Sofa & Table Converts to Twin-Like Beds or King Size Bed, Convection Microwave Oven, Opt.
They tend to nestle in beds, sofas, and other furnishings, and in close-quartered spaces such as dorms, hotels, and cruise ships.
The always-popular daybed does double duty as a sofa by day and a bed by night.
Dining room table & chairs, sleeper sofa bed, false fireplace, TV stand, bedroom set & other things 718-428-2677.
Dining room table & chairs, sleeper sofa bed, false fireplace, TV stand, bedroom set & other things 718-428-2677.
My apartment came furnished with the basic necessities: sofa, TV stand, kitchen table, beds, dressers, and desks.
Until then I'll continue to read in bed or in the corner of our sectional sofa ( the best spot on the couch.
The discount furniture store carries recliners, futons, bunk beds, daybeds, coffee tables and dressers, in addition to mattresses and sofas .
If space is super tight, you may need to pile on the pillows to transform the bed into a casual sofa.
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