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counterpane


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counterpane  \Coun"ter*pane`\  (koun"t?r-p?n`),  n.  [See 
  {Counterpoint},  corrupted  into  counterpane,  from  the 
  employment  of  pane-shaped  figures  in  these  coverlets.  ] 
  A  coverlet  for  a  bed,  --  originally  stitched  or  woven  in 
  squares  or  figures. 
 
  On  which  a  tissue  counterpane  was  cast.  --Drayton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counterpane  \Coun"ter*pane`\,  n.  [OF.  contrepan  a  pledge, 
  security;  contre  +  pan  a  skirt,  also  a  pawn  or  gage,  F.  pan 
  a  skirt.  See  {Pane},  and  cf  {Pawn}.]  (O.  Law) 
  A  duplicate  part  or  copy  of  an  indenture,  deed,  etc., 
  corresponding  with  the  original;  --  now  called  counterpart. 
 
  Read,  scribe;  give  me  the  counterpane.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  counterpane 
  n  :  decorative  cover  for  a  bed  [syn:  {bedspread},  {bedcover},  {bed 
  cover},  {bed  covering},  {spread}] 




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