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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bedhede, -heid, n. [ME. bed-hede (Chaucer).] The head of a bed. — c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 1871.
That gold he … Hid vnder his bedhed
1531 Bell. Boece II. 293.
His swerd … was hingand on his bed-heid
1560 Rolland Seven S. 71/13.
This elderin Knicht … Socht his bed heid quhair that the keyis lay
Ib. 151/17.
To set ȝow doun and rest at my bed heid

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