coverlet

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a decorative bedspread (usually quilted)

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But she took courage, piled up the down more closely over the poor swallow, fetched her own coverlid and laid it over his head.
I waited a moment, looking at her from behind her pillow, as she lay beneath me, with one arm and hand resting on the white coverlid, so still, so quietly breathing, that the frill on her night-dress never moved-- I waited, looking at her, as I have seen her thousands of times, as I shall never see her again--and then stole back to my room.
A volume of 10 [micro]l of this sample was pipetted in a reusable and adhesive silicone well located over the electrodes and covered lately by a coverlid for avoiding evaporation and contamination of the sample.
As a father, the persona justifies his daughter's need of protection from the outside world, metaphorically alluded to by means of the rough storm howling outside his tower, in itself an image which suggests a phallocentric vision: "Once more the storm is howling, and half hid / Under this cradle-hood and coverlid / My child sleeps on" (Yeats 1982: 211).
Once more the storm is howling, and half hid Under this cradle-hood and coverlid My child sleeps on.
However, the general voice was for kicking the coverlid off.
In Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, she noted that in the eighteenth century, "Busy Colonial housewives set to work to embroider 'quilts, coverlids, counterpins,' and 'bedticks' in crewel embroidery" (35)