j davenport

Davenport

[dav-uhn-pawrt, -pohrt]
noun
1.
John, 1597–1670, Puritan clergyman: one of the founders of New Haven.
2.
a city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi River.
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davenport (ˈdævənˌpɔːt)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Brit) a tall narrow desk with a slanted writing surface and drawers at the side
2.  (US), (Canadian) a large sofa, esp one convertible into a bed
 
[C19: sense 1 said to be named after Captain Davenport, who commissioned the first ones]

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davenport
"large upholstered couch," 1897, apparently named for the manufacturer. Earlier (1853) "a kind of small ornamental writing table." The proper name is attested from 12c., from a place in Cheshire (O.E. Devennport).
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