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  • n  a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
    he sat on the edge of the bed
    the room had only a bed and chair
  • n  a plot of ground in which plants are growing
    the gardener planted a bed of roses
  • n  a depression forming the ground under a body of water
    he searched for treasure on the ocean bed
  • n  (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock)
    they found a bed of sandstone
  • n  a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit
    he worked in the coal beds
  • n  single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
    slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach
  • n  the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc.
  • n  a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track
    the track bed had washed away
  • v  furnish with a bed
    The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals
  • v  place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
  • v  put to bed
    The children were bedded at ten o'clock
  • v  have sexual intercourse with
  • v  prepare for sleep
    He goes to bed at the crack of dawn

  • The hovering bed is the daydream of a Dutch designer who says he was inspired by the monolith in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • When a psychiatric patient is judged to be in need of restraint, orderlies bundle him into the bed and lock tight the cage causing some mentally unstable patients to howl with .
  • To stop nervous or badly trained children from wetting their beds, a habit which should cease by the age of three, Northwestern University psychologists last week recommended .
News & Articles

  • Bed bugs are back, and they do bite
    OTTUMWA — Sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite. For most people, sleeping tight won't be possible after hearing the words "bed bugs." Local health officials presented "Bed Bugs: Dispelling the Myths and Getting to the Truth," a lecture this
    June 13, 2013 - Ottumwa Courier
  • Bed-Stuy hosts expo to revive the community
    For an event held on a cool and rainy Thursday evening, the Discover Bed-Stuy Resource and Safety Expo had a tremendous turnout. The expo was held on Thursday, June 6 at Boys and Girls High School in
    June 13, 2013 - New York Amsterdam News
  • Bed bug lecture will address a pesky problem
    A community lecture on bed bugs will be held Wednesday night at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
    June 12, 2013 - KTVO Kirksville
Quotes

  • Joe Biden in Sydney Morning Herald
    If your kitchen table is like mine, you sit there at night after you put the kids to bed and you talk about what you need. You talk about how much you are worried about being able to pay the bills,Biden said.
  • Conan O Brien in Los Angeles Times
    In a release issued by NBC, O'Brien joked: "Last thing I remember I was enjoying the play with Mrs. Lincoln and the next thing I was in bed being served cookies and juice."
  • Mufi Hannemann in USA Today
    He replied he didn't need anything, was grateful for our offer and was going to put his family to bed,Hannemann said.

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