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riderofgiraffes wrote at 2007-10-25 08:39:07
"Counterpane" is a decorative cover for a bed. It is not a window.



"Bed clothes" in this context are sheets and blankets, not pajamas.  


basil wrote at 2009-02-24 15:14:12
I beg to differ -- my dictionary defines "counterpane" as a quilt. I believe that Robert Louis Stevenson used the word in a poem called "the Land of Counterpane" or something  like it.


Winnie Thomson wrote at 2013-01-28 14:32:56
correction: a counterpane is NOT a window! t is bed coverting- nowadays called a throw


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