bed·sheet | \ˈbed-ˌshēt \

Definition of bedsheet 

: an oblong piece of usually cotton or linen cloth used as an article of bedding

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Once in the Rare Books Library, Lipka and Borsuk stuffed manuscripts into their backpacks and onto bedsheets., "American Animals," 20 June 2018 The president made good Tuesday on his threat to hit an added $200 billion in Chinese products with 10 percent tariffs, including clothing, televisions, bedsheets and air conditioners. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, "China tells the U.S. to stop hurting itself in the trade war," 11 July 2018 Yet her first instinct was to go out the window, using bedsheets. New York Times, "Never Solved, a College Dorm Fire Has Become One Man’s Obsession," 13 Apr. 2018 Trump's latest action will hit consumer products, such as televisions, clothing, bedsheets and air conditioners, which were spared from the first import levies Friday. Danielle Paquette,, "U.S. proposes tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports," 11 July 2018 And that’s their house brand of bedsheets at Amazon. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Fog Creek Software CEO Anil Dash answers all the questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask," 8 July 2018 Matthew’s body was found in a hallway closet wrapped in a bedsheet and plastic furniture covering, according to The Washington Post. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "Two Teens Are Being Charged With Murder After a Las Vegas Party Gone Wrong," 12 July 2018 Administrators at the Snohomish County Jail in Everett removed bedsheets after three inmates killed themselves in September 2014, two by hanging. Chad Sokol, The Seattle Times, "Spokane County Jail removing bedsheets, hiring suicide-prevention expert after 3 inmates hang themselves in a year," 1 July 2018 The following month Delmar was accused of engineering an escape from the women's wing of the parish prison in which five inmates sawed through cell bars with hacksaws, then escaped over a 35-foot wall using bedsheets tied together. Hanna Krueger,, "See which Starbucks stores are closing Tuesday afternoon for bias training," 28 May 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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