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Morris chair

a large armchair having an adjustable back and loose, removable cushions.
Origin of Morris chair
1895-1900; named after William Morris Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Winona stretched herself out in the morris-chair and looked provokingly comfortable and unoccupied.

    Winona of the Camp Fire Margaret Widdemer
  • I settle myself comfortably in the morris-chair, the great book open on my knee.

    The World I Live In Helen Keller
  • He found Bradish sprawled in a morris-chair which was lashed to a radiator.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • From this morris-chair and from his rooms at the Savoy Hotel he ruled his English realm.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
  • This creation is a tall, cadaverous individual, who sits on the small of his back in a morris-chair and smokes a pipe.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
  • The morris-chair in which he sat, swayed up and down to the ocean rhythm of the great deeps which bore him along.

    Rough-Hewn Dorothy Canfield
  • Then mamma smote the flat arm of her morris-chair, and sprang up, exploding.

    V. V.'s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison
British Dictionary definitions for morris-chair

Morris chair

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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