Thursday , 20 June 2024

Featherbed meaning

Noun: featherbed

Pronunciation: (fe-dhu,bed)

Featherbed meaning: A mattress stuffed with feathers.

Synonym: feather bed

Verb: featherbed

Featherbed meaning:

coddle and featherbed meaning
Parents often featherbed the children.

Quotations: Jed Bernstein – Featherbedding went out in the early 1900s, being forced to hire people that you don’t need to do a job. It doesn’t relate at all to the creative control that the producer should have.
George R.R. Martin – My featherbed is deep and soft,
and there I’ll lay you down,
I’ll dress you all in yellow silk
and on your head a crown.
For you shall be my lady love,
and I shall be your lord.
I’ll always keep you warm and safe,
and guard you with my sword.


And how she smiled and how she laughed, the maiden of the tree.
She spun away and said to him,
no featherbed for me.
I’ll wear a gown of golden leaves,
and bind my hair with grass,
But you can be my forest love,
and me your forest lass.
Thomas Henry Huxley – Most of us, shrinking from the difficulties and dangers which beset the seeker after original answers to these riddles, are contented to ignore them altogether, or to smother the investigating spirit under the featherbed of respected and respectable tradition. But, in every age, one or two restless spirits, blessed with that constructive genius, which can only build on a secure foundation, or cursed with the mere spirit of scepticism, are unable to follow in the well-worn and comfortable track of their forefathers and contemporaries, and unmindful of thorns and stumbling-blocks, strike out into paths of their own.

Sample sentences:

  1. Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.
  2. We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
  3. Between thirty and forty a man may have reached the height of discretion without having tumbled over the top and into the feather-bed of correctitude.
  4. Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.
  5. For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization.
  6. You will not be carried to heaven lying at ease upon a featherbed.
  7. We may not look at our pleasures to go to heaven in featherbeds.
  8. Lying in a featherbed will not bring you fame, nor staying beneath the quilt, and he who uses up his life without achieving fame leaves no more vestige of himself on earth than smoke in the air or foam upon the water.
  9. Grandparents often featherbed the children.
  10. We have purchased a featherbed recently from the near by store.
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