air mattress


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Against a barrage of rolling, tumbling, rampaging air mattresses, a kid tries in vain to keep one down. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "An outdoor movie night on air mattresses seemed fun. Then the wind picked up.," 20 Aug. 2019 Now So the wind picked up the air mattresses and sent that flock of mattresses blowing in the wind and flying across the city’s Runway 35 Park. Melissa Locker, Time, "Sit Back and Enjoy the Hilarious Flight of the Air Mattresses on a Very Windy Outdoor Movie Night," 20 Aug. 2019 When someone checked the campsite later in the day, Hill was gone, along with his swim trunks and air mattress. Madeline Mcgee, Anchorage Daily News, "Troopers suspend search for Anderson man they believe floated down river on air mattress," 14 July 2019 Before the day was over, outreach workers had replaced $600 worth of tents, air mattresses, tarps and air pumps. Los Angeles Times, "After 9 years on L.A.’s streets, Big Mama needed a home. But it wasn’t that easy," 15 Aug. 2019 This week, players slept on air mattresses in between two-a-day practices. Joseph Goodman |, al, "Down goes the worst college football facility in the country, a former dentist office," 10 Aug. 2019 There is the totally unremarkable, one-bedroom brick box of beige carpet and air mattresses for additional guests in Southeast D.C. that rents for three times what the club suite room at the Ritz-Carlton costs - $1,500 a night. Petula Dvorak,, "DC’s new pot-infused tourism takes renting AirBnb space to another level," 24 July 2019 Her family and friends, including her nephews and their children, all piled into the home and slept on air mattresses strewn about in the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Lauren Hernández,, "Gilroy residents say they will stand strong, plan to support next year’s festival," 30 July 2019 In the early days, the Dotson sisters — who were only 19 years old at the time — made glasses in their small Bushwick apartment on an air mattress. Renee Morad, NBC News, "From bullied to bosses: How sisters Coco and Breezy launched their designer sunglasses brand," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of air mattress

1832, in the meaning defined above

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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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