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


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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