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Morris chair

noun
1.
a large armchair having an adjustable back and loose, removable cushions.
Origin of Morris chair
1895-1900
1895-1900; named after William Morris
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  • I remember that he was unable to stand, from the fact that he fell upon me while I was sitting in a Morris chair.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
  • Then for the first time Johnnie relaxed, and slumped into the Morris chair.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Kate flung her long body into a Morris chair and prepared to listen.

    The Precipice Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  • He was leaning back in a Morris chair, rakish, debonair, and at his ease.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine
  • "Please God," replied the Father, settling himself in the Morris chair.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Close by the Morris chair, at its right, is a phonograph on a stand.

  • He stretched out in a Morris chair and unfolded a newspaper.

    Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Snyder was sprawling at his ease in a Morris chair, and had placed his feet on a barrel.

    The Main Chance Meredith Nicholson
  • They all get caught sooner or later, asserted the little man in the Morris chair.

  • He passed in front of Mr. Perkins and settled himself heavily in the Morris chair.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
British Dictionary definitions for Morris chair

Morris chair

noun
1.
an armchair with an adjustable back and large cushions
Word Origin
C19: named after William Morris
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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