du·​vet | \d(y)ü-ˈvā, ˈd(y)ü-ˌ \

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The company just launched an Airy Linen sheet set and duvet combo. Maria Cassano, Allure, "Why Linen Sheets Are Your Skin-Cooling Best Friend During a Heat Wave," 5 Sep. 2018 Your sister came down the stairs, with the duvet wrapped around her like a kind of cape, and walked past me into the living room without meeting my gaze. New York Times, "In Knausgaard’s ‘Spring,’ a Man Considers How Best to Help His Sick Wife," 6 July 2018 And for my duvet, there’s some kind of feathers in this thing. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "Before Bed: The Wing’s Curator Falls Asleep to Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Dreams of Rearranging Art," 15 May 2018 Pollak’s tough-love scolding aside, her sort of mille-feuille bed-making is simply passé today, as more and more people look to the European style, where the fitted + duvet cover has long reigned supreme. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Top Sheets For Good," 20 June 2018 Up in Montana, one of the earliest, in 2005, to erect fancy tents with framed art on the canvas walls, rugs on the wood floors and downy duvets on the log-frame beds, introduced glamping’s first three-bedroom, two-bathroom tents last summer. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Glamping Slips Into the Mainstream," 15 June 2018 The #1 best-selling duvet on Amazon is only $21.88 right now. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "Here are the 5 best Amazon deals you can get right now," 5 Mar. 2018 The complete room-decorating assortment collection consists of bedding sets, pillows, throws, and duvet inserts. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "American Eagle Launches Exclusive Dorm Collection With Dormify," 8 June 2018 Deauville Bedding Collection: Shirting Stripe fitted and flat sheet and standard pillowcase, Blossom Print duvet, euro and standard sham, Wyatt bed blanket and standard sham, Jemma embroidered throw pillow, and Deauville knit throw pillow. House Beautiful, "First Look: Ralph Lauren Home's Fall 2013 Collection," 26 Aug. 2013

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1758, in the meaning defined above

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