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See also: feather-bed and feather bed

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EtymologyEdit

From feather +‎ bed.

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featherbed (plural featherbeds)

  1. A mattress stuffed with feathers
  2. (Britain, Dartmoor) A bog covered by a layer of moss, presenting a hazard to walkers.

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featherbed (third-person singular simple present featherbeds, present participle featherbedding, simple past and past participle featherbedded)

  1. (transitive) To treat someone with excessive indulgence; to pamper, cosset or mollycoddle

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