Dahl, as wedded as he is to his own boots, is a dissenting voice in the chorus saying that what Obama wears makes any difference.
By surrendering her virtue to Charles, Camilla had surrendered her right to marry him—the bedded could not be wedded.
For a government that is wedded to a black-and-white portrayal of Palestinians, even this bit of nuance is unacceptable.
Old English weddian "to pledge, covenant to do something, marry," from Proto-Germanic *wadjojanan (cf. Old Norse veðja "to bet, wager," Old Frisian weddia "to promise," Gothic ga-wadjon "to betroth"), from PIE root *wadh- "to pledge, to redeem a pledge" (cf. Latin vas, genitive vadis "bail, security," Lithuanian vaduoti "to redeem a pledge"). Sense remained "pledge" in other Germanic languages (cf. German Wette "bet, wager"); development to "marry" is unique to English. "Originally 'make a woman one's wife by giving a pledge or earnest money', then used of either party" [Buck]. Related: Wedded; wedding.