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sparver

[spahr-ver] /ˈspɑr vər/
noun
1.
a tentlike bed curtain or canopy.
2.
a bed curtain suspended from a flat, circular covering on the ceiling.
3.
a bed having a tentlike curtain or canopy.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English sperver < Middle French esprevier sparrow hawk, canopy bed < Germanic
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