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press bed

a bed enclosed within a closet, cupboard, etc.
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Origin of press bed
1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He is lying ill with a fever in the press-bed in the kitchen, where not a breath of air reaches him.

    Woman's Work in English Fiction Clara Helen Whitmore
  • But Connie explained to Ronald that the huge wooden wardrobe was doubtless a press-bed which let down at night.

    Sue, A Little Heroine L. T. Meade
  • Next door, in the dining-room, old Betty Harrison lay across the press-bed in which she usually slept.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure

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