truckle bed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n truckle bed a low bed to be slid under a higher bed
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Usage

In literature:

In the living room a truckle bed had already been made up.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
Then he laid his cap on the low truckle-bed.
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
Iris came back from the void to find herself lying on a truckle bed in a dimly-lighted hovel.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
Two truckle beds, a table, and two chairs formed the sole furniture.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
In one corner was a truckle bed, covered with a cloth and a pile of loose straw.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
The smuggler had hanged himself by a cord taken from his own truckle-bed.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
She furnished her abode with two truckle-beds, one for the boys, the other for Margaret and herself.
"Janet McLaren" by W.H.G. Kingston
He shook his head and motioned his father to get away from the side of his low truckle bed.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
Suddenly, Prudence rose up from her truckle-bed in the dim corner of the room.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
On this landing was a small truckle bed, on which Joe slept.
"A Book of Ghosts" by Sabine Baring-Gould
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In poetry:

To no man I bow the head,
None may master me;
I will eat my crust of bread
Lauding liberty;
And upon my truckle bed
Glory to be free.
"Contentment" by Robert W Service
So from world of want and woe
I retreat with dread;
Tuned to Nature glad I go
With my bite of bread:
Praising God I lay me low
On my truckle bed.
"Contentment" by Robert W Service