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cover, covering, rug, afghan, quilt, eiderdown, duvetView synonyms
- ‘Occasionally, a stenciled bedcover was pieced with traditional quilt blocks but was not quilted.’
- ‘These colors would also have been appropriate for stenciling on the smooth cotton used for bedcovers, quilts, window shades or curtains, and table covers.’
- ‘Sitting upright, his knuckles paled as he clenched the bedcover firmly.’
- ‘And she slid the book off Jack's lap and onto the bedcover.’
- ‘I had a light lunch, caught the mid-day news and weather - splendid, more rain and wind - and popped off for a nap under the bedcover.’
- ‘She grabbed the bedcover from the bed and, as softly and as quietly as possible, she placed it over the still sleeping girl.’
- ‘Pick out a different shade with a bedcover and cushions.’
- ‘When you are putting a decorating scheme together always think of the bedding - sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers and bedcovers - as an integral part of the scheme and not as an accessory or afterthought.’
- ‘Arona sighed heavily, and turned her face to the bedcover.’
- ‘He pulled out the red roses and threw their red, silky petals on the bedcover.’
- ‘He would be able to replace bedcovers and pillows if necessary.’
- ‘The basic purpose for making a quilt was to provide a warm bedcover.’
- ‘He was surprised upon learning that he merely had to untuck the bedcovers to get under the blanket.’
- ‘The bedcover over his head was jerked downward and he winced in the bright light that shone through his bedroom's French doors.’
- ‘I set his guitar case down on the blue bedcover and walk around Danny's room, looking around like I always do.’
- ‘Hastily, I flung the bedcover to one side, ready to jump out of this weird, bizarre place.’
- ‘Ellie had hung a few pictures on the walls, brought a bright new bedcover and the room looked more lived in than it did before.’
- ‘I ran up the winding stairs, grabbed a washcloth from the bathroom, dropped my jeans, jumped onto my bed, and humped the soft fabric of the bedcover.’
- ‘She laughed lightly and pulled the bedcover up over me.’
- ‘His mom stood slowly, placing the picture on his bedcover as she did.’
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