single bed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n single bed a bed for one occupant
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Quotations

  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “We all end up in a single bed sooner or later.”

Usage

In literature:

On the back side of the room were two single beds.
"Rollo in Holland" by Jacob Abbott
That single bed won't hold the three of us.
"The Torch Bearer" by I. T. Thurston
Out of this ante-room the physician was ushered into a large and magnificent bed-room, lit with a single taper.
"The Countess of Albany" by Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
In not a single room was a bed that had been slept in.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
I didn't go to bed a single night last week before one o'clock.
"The Golden House" by Mrs. Woods Baker
Being provided with but a single one each, they left them to dry over night while they were in bed, and could dispense with them.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
If you have a single bed, one twelve feet long by six feet wide is enough to start with.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Old beds, even if the plants be kept single at their proper distance, examine, and pull all the old plants which have not flowered.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
You will often see three beds and one or two trundle-beds in a single room.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 38, No. 01, January, 1884" by Various
When they were in the single bed he covered them with the top sheet.
"Now We Are Three" by Joe L. Hensley
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In poetry:

On a summer night,
I wonder if I should to bed, and then
A cuckoo
Gives a single cry and
Bright dawn breaks.
"On a summer night" by Ki no Tsurayuki
Lack-a-day!
But not a single thing seem'd good,
The beds were bad, and strange the food,
And I not understood.
"Vanitas! Vanitatum Vanitas!" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Yet hear a single cry of pain!
Lord! whilst we dream in quiet beds,
The summer sun and winter rain
Beat still on many homeless heads.
"Hymn Sung At An Anniversary Of The Asylum Of Orphans At Charleston" by Henry Timrod
When suddenly, unto my ears
There came a dreadful, piercing sound,
So strange unto my startl'd mind,
I left my bed with single bound.
"A Dream" by Thomas Frederick Young
But yet each part cries out--
O you who from the billioned multitude,
O you unique, you chosen, wooed
and singled out, you cradle, bed,
and grave, soft quickener of the dead,
receive me into you.
"Ode [Óda]" by Attila Jozsef

In news:

During Sport Chalet 's first two years, the couple worked and lived in the store, sleeping in rollaway beds, cooking over a single-burner propane stove and showering with a garden hose.
The Pod Hotel's principals also had another epiphany: rooms with two single beds are more valuable than those with a queen bed, said David Bernstein, a managing director of the Pod Hotels.
Elephant Revival Single Beds are Made For One Elephant Revival.
You won't have to wash a single dish, prepare a single meal or make a bed this holiday.
After heating up radio stations and dance clubs around the world thanks to songs like 'S&M' and ' Rude Boy,' superstar Rihanna has decided to slow things down a bit with the release of her new single, 'California King Bed.
This former bed and breakfast gets a new lease on life as a single-family home.
Wilma, Mildred, Jessie, Ruth, Ed, Bud, Bill and, my mom, Mary, were the names that would have appeared if they had had name plaques or single beds, but they had neither.
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In science:

The fact that the controlled dynamics remains exactly solvable in the bang-bang (BB) limit makes the single-qubit pure-dephasing setting an ideal test-bed for these purposes.
Dynamical control of qubit coherence: Random versus deterministic schemes
These authors simulated the dynamics of both the sediment bed and of transported particles at the single particle scale.
Analytical model for flux saturation in sediment transport
As mentioned before, these authors simulated the dynamics of both the transported particles and the sediment bed at the single particle scale.
Analytical model for flux saturation in sediment transport
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