air mattress


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Recent Examples on the Web Strong, who used to come to the bakery every morning for a mocha, has now been sleeping on an air mattress in it for a week. Mallory Moench,, "'This is just catastrophic': Families evacuated from Santa Cruz mountains wonder how to rebuild," 28 Aug. 2020 One unofficial emergency services blog in the county reported that the water carried a man on an air mattress away. James Whitlow,, "Cecil County continues cleanup after flooding, damage from Tropical Storm Isaias," 6 Aug. 2020 Dave blew up an air mattress for the kids that spilled out of the hatchback. Washington Post, "The pandemic hit and this car became home for a family of four.," 6 June 2020 Many overlanders start off with a truck topper and something to sleep on in the truck bed—a small air mattress (or foam pad), pillow, and a blanket or sleeping bag will work. Bob Semerau, Outdoor Life, "Take an Overland Adventure to These Five Fishing Destinations," 4 June 2020 Sergine Lucien dozes on an air mattress with her two children, Jayden and Phoenix, in Orlando on May 15. Washington Post, "The pandemic hit and this car became home for a family of four.," 6 June 2020 His children would sleep on air mattresses that night, gradually adjusting to the next chapter in their lives. Rachel Swan,, "First came the coronavirus stay-home order. Then a fire destroyed this Alameda family’s home," 11 Apr. 2020 Deflated, air mattresses take up very little room and can easily stow in a closet. The Editors, Field & Stream, "How to Choose Your Next Inflatable Mattress," 3 Apr. 2020 An air mattress is easy to inflate and then store when not needed. oregonlive, "10 ways to make room for more family at home," 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of air mattress

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of air mattress was in 1832

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8 Sep 2020

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“Air mattress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of air mattress

: a soft plastic case that can be filled with air and used as a bed

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