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[bed-kwilt] /ˈbɛdˌkwɪlt/
a quilted coverlet.
Origin of bedquilt
1755-65; bed + quilt Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A bedquilt of blue silk and two pillows in white cases are hung over the railing of the balcony on the second floor.

  • He seems to get up a speech as in Yankee land they get up a bedquilt.

  • You Dicey, come on here, an' tromp on the other side o' this bedquilt till I h'ist yo' young marster up on to my shoulder.

    Sonny, A Christmas Guest Ruth McEnery Stuart
  • Then, in formation so close that one might have covered the whole pack with a bedquilt, they came on again.

    The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts
  • So it wuz quite a savin' bedquilt, and very good-lookin', considerin'.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 3. Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • Mother dropped me in, and I'm going to stay there till I make a bedquilt, only I'm coming out to eat, you know.

    Little Prudy Sophie May
  • Peter picked her up, wrapped in the bedquilt, and held her in his arms.

    The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler
  • Hal had a bedquilt nearly pieced, which he had done on rainy days and by odd spells.

    The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • He slept on a feather bed laid above a straw bed on the voyage, and was comfortably covered with a bedquilt.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
  • Mr. McClosky, apparently tracing out a pattern on the bedquilt, essayed words of comfort.

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