bed post vs bedpost

bed post bedpost

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete A post or pin on each side of the bed to keep the bedclothes from falling off; a bedstaff.
  • 2) Any of the four upright supports of a bedstead.
  • 3) A vertical post at the corner of a bed.
  • 4) One of the four standards that support a bedstead or the canopy over a bedstead.
  • 5) Anciently, a post or pin on each side of the bed to keep the clothes from falling off. See Bedstaff.
  • 6) any of 4 vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead
  • 7) A post forming an angle of a bedstead, in old bedsteads often rising high enough to support the canopy and rods for the curtain.
  • 8) Same as bedstaff.

Examples

  • 1) He swayed against the bedpost and his eyes filled with mischief.
  • 2) Alpiew dropped the cane and grabbed hold of a bedpost to steady herself.
  • 3) Her legs steadied and she leaned her forehead against the bedpost, trying desperately to remember what had happened.
  • 4) Hitched to the bedpost was a poor, worn little stocking, arranged with much care so that Santa Claus should have as little trouble in filling it as possible.
  • 5) I was torn all month long between not wanting to make the cake and wanting to add another notch to my Daring Baker "bedpost".
  • 6) On the other is the wonky liberal/progressive view, claiming that the fabric of society is merely in flux, is being constantly re-woven, was too stuck in an impossible nuclear family pattern anyway and is now ready to be ripped up and made into a nice summer scarf good for tying your lover to the bedpost and spanking her firmly with the Polyamorist's Guide to Anal Sex and Also Quiltmaking...
  • 7) But the flip-side of really caring about women's "honor" and considering notches on the bedpost to be a badge of men's honor is results like those in the most recent Sexual Behavior survey.
  • 8) DOES the bubblegum lose it's flavor on the bedpost overnight?
  • 9) Fancy had pressed her cheek against the cool brass bedpost, her eyes half closed as if she wished she were still asleep.
  • 10) She abandoned the bedpost, sweat beading beneath her pink sleep romper.
  • 11) ‘Jorge's room looked like a miniature log cabin; the walls, floor and ceiling were all made to look like wooden logs, as did the bedposts that supported the bed on the far right side.’
  • 12) ‘Inside they found him sitting at the small wooden desk in the corner, his hat hung on one of the four bedposts and jacket thrown on the foot of his bed; the perfect picture of a cowboy.’
  • 13) ‘He stood and tied one end of the long line of sheets to one of the four sturdy bedposts and flung the long line out the window.’
  • 14) ‘M/s Merchant and Ivory's films resemble a small antique shop displaying old colonial cars, rosewood bedposts, long cotton gowns and unfiltered cigarette cases.’
  • 15) ‘She would not lie down but stayed on her feet, half asleep, holding on to the bedposts.’
  • 16) ‘The bedpost has been cleverly done with a golden rod fixed in the wall and white soft cloth hanging from it and tied on each front corner of the bed.’
  • 17) ‘There was a large queen size bed with slender bedposts that held curtains, the same color as the soft berry colored satin sheets that seemed to glimmer with the light, and plush white feathery pillows.’
  • 18) ‘He is speaking ironically to say that it is in resting snugly within the safety or [of] 4 bedposts that she will know what he means when he attacks the desires for him to go to the wars.’
  • 19) ‘In the corner I could make out a bed with glowing vines trailing snakelike up the bedposts and under the window sat a desk with a sea serpents engraved into the dark wood.’
  • 20) ‘The best solution in the nineteenth-century home was to drape mosquito netting over the bedposts, or over the desk where a writer was at work late.’
  • 21) ‘Long pieces of sheer pink fabric were draped over the high white painted metal bedposts and the bars above that attached them.’
  • 22) ‘There were women scrubbing the walls, the tapestries, and the bedposts.’
  • 23) ‘My bedposts have silver streaks and hold up a light purple canopy.’
  • 24) ‘She then buckled his old gun belt and gun (bullets and all) around one of the bedposts at the head of the bed.’
  • 25) ‘I traced the carved mahogany bedposts with my fingertips, and went to the window, blurry with dust and grime.’
  • 26) ‘I found it tossed on the floor and picked it up, and I found my stockings hanging drunkenly from one of the bedposts.’
  • 27) ‘He felt so small then, between the blankets and the bedposts and her healing hands, and he didn't want to wake.’
  • 28) ‘He took the plastic cover off the suit he had been given and hung it on one of the bedposts, and then made his way to the bathroom for a shower.’
  • 29) ‘Andy let a smile spread her lips and leaned against one of the bedposts.’
  • 30) ‘There was a bed with tarnished metal bedposts, a bureau holding his personal toiletries and a trunk that sat at the foot of the bed.’
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