sick-abed :

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  • s  confined to bed (by illness)

  • The musicians of Amsterdam's distinguished old Concertgebouw protested when the orchestra manager picked Paul van Kempen to take the place of their sick-abed regular conductor.

  • Abraham Lincoln in BBC News
    On being informed that his father was ill, Lincoln wrote: "My business is such that I could hardly leave home now, if it were not, as it is, that my own wife is sick-abed."

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