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coverlet

[kuhv-er-lit] /ˈkʌv ər lɪt/
noun
1.
Also, coverlid
[kuhv-er-lid] /ˈkʌv ər lɪd/ (Show IPA)
. a bed quilt that does not cover the pillow, used chiefly for warmth; bedspread.
2.
Archaic. any covering or cover.
Origin of coverlet
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English coverlite < Anglo-French cuver-lit bedspread, equivalent to cuver to cover + lit bed < Latin lectus; akin to lie2, lay1
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  • He did not undress, but slept just as he was, with a ragged coat for a coverlet.

  • He let the paper fall on the coverlet and went on reposing as before.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • "Neither do I." He clenched his teeth tightly and beat his fists upon the coverlet.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • Miss Fulton plucked impatiently at the coverlet, but said nothing.

    The Winning Clue James Hay, Jr.
  • Spike started in his bed; then he buried his face in the coverlet—and he actually groaned.

  • Except the sleep that has the sod for a coverlet and Gabriel's trumpet for a breakfast bell.

  • No wonder, for she had been wrapped so close in the coverlet.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
  • My neighbor let the coverlet fall back, and they were hidden again as by magic.

  • He slowly dared to close his hand on hers which lay outside the coverlet.

    Emily Fox-Seton Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • “Look at him,” said the Doctor merrily, and he snatched the coverlet back.

    Fix Bay'nets George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for coverlet

coverlet

/ˈkʌvəlɪt/
noun
1.
another word for bedspread
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Word Origin and History for coverlet
n.

c.1300, perhaps a diminutive of cover (n.), but early form coverlite suggests an unrecorded Old French or folk-etymology *covre-lit, from covrir "to cover" + lit "bed" (see litter (n.)).

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