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Beds,

England: see BedfordshireBedfordshire
or Bedford,
former county, central England. Also called Beds, it was abolished as an administrative authority in 2009, but it remains a ceremonial county under the Lieutenancies Act. The county seat was Bedford; other chief towns were Luton and Dunstable.
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Porthos foresaw that if D'Artagnan was called away he should remain the sole possessor of the bed.
Still less could this have happened during the alternate periods of elevation; or, to speak more accurately, the beds which were then accumulated will have been destroyed by being upraised and brought within the limits of the coast-action.
The dinner-bell was a great solace; it was never rung, but it comforted me to see it on the chair beside my bed, as my nights were anything but placid, it was all so strange, and there were such queer creakings and other noises.
Were you not saying that he too makes, not the idea which, according to our view, is the essence of the bed, but only a particular bed?
Two or three of the little boys were already in bed, sitting up with their chins on their knees.
Here he continued very ill of a fever, and kept his bed five weeks, all which time I nursed him and tended him myself, as much and as carefully as if I had been his wife; indeed, if I had been his wife I could not have done more.
In his bed the writer rolled over on his side and lay quite still.
Pontellier sprang out of bed and went into the next room.
Nor was there any earthly reason why I as a sailor should sleep two in a bed, more than anybody else; for sailors no more sleep two in a bed at sea, than bachelor Kings do ashore.
They lay in a fluffy bed of rabbit wool and hay, in a shallow burrow, separate from the main rabbit hole.
To all this conversation Don Quixote was listening very attentively, and sitting up in bed as well as he could, and taking the hostess by the hand he said to her, "Believe me, fair lady, you may call yourself fortunate in having in this castle of yours sheltered my person, which is such that if I do not myself praise it, it is because of what is commonly said, that self-praise debaseth; but my squire will inform you who I am.
Suddenly he arose, lifted his hand to his brow as if his brain wore giddy, paced twice or thrice round the dungeon, and then paused abruptly by the bed.