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.

Hostess, accommodate us with a bedstaff. --B. Jonson.

Say there is no virtue in cudgels and bedstaves. --Brome.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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