Bedstaff
Bedstaff Bed"staff`, n.; pl. {Bedstaves}. ``A wooden pin stuck anciently on the sides of the bedstead, to hold the clothes from slipping on either side.'' --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

Hostess, accommodate us with a bedstaff. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

Say there is no virtue in cudgels and bedstaves. --Brome. [1913 Webster]


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  • bedstaff — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : bed slat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bedstaves — Bedstaff Bed staff , n.; pl. {Bedstaves}. A wooden pin stuck anciently on the sides of the bedstead, to hold the clothes from slipping on either side. Johnson. [1913 Webster] Hostess, accommodate us with a bedstaff. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] Say… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bedpost — Bed post , n. 1. One of the four standards that support a bedstead or the canopy over a bedstead. [1913 Webster] 2. Anciently, a post or pin on each side of the bed to keep the clothes from falling off. See {Bedstaff}. Brewer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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