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Bed and Breakfast

A small hotel, often a private home, that provides breakfast in addition to lodging. Bed and breakfasts are usually marketed to couples and families for romantic getaways or vacations. They often are found in rural areas, though this is not always the case.

bed and breakfast

the process of selling SHARES at the end of a trading day on the STOCK MARKET and buying them back at the beginning of the following day's trading. This is done primarily to establish on a formal basis the amount of profit or loss made on these shares over the period when they are held, in order to calculate CAPITAL GAINS TAX.
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Concerning the old carpenter who fixed the bed for the writer, I only mentioned him because he, like many of what are called very common people, became the nearest thing to what is understandable and lovable of all the grotesques in the writer's book.
But I don't fancy having a man smoking in bed with me.
He reached up and put the end of rope, with the hook, over the head of the tester bed, where the curtains ought to hang.
The worthy carrier, whose unholy thoughts kept him awake, was aware of his doxy the moment she entered the door, and was listening attentively to all Don Quixote said; and jealous that the Asturian should have broken her word with him for another, drew nearer to Don Quixote's bed and stood still to see what would come of this talk which he could not understand; but when he perceived the wench struggling to get free and Don Quixote striving to hold her, not relishing the joke he raised his arm and delivered such a terrible cuff on the lank jaws of the amorous knight that be bathed all his mouth in blood, and not content with this he mounted on his ribs and with his feet tramped all over them at a pace rather smarter than a trot.
Meanwhile Eurynome and the nurse took torches and made the bed ready with soft coverlets; as soon as they had laid them, the nurse went back into the house to go to her rest, leaving the bed chamber woman Eurynome {183} to show Ulysses and Penelope to bed by torch light.
His eminence is not gone to bed and will not go to bed, and wants you instantly.
said Agnes to Gauchère, gazing at the little creature exposed, which was screaming and writhing on the wooden bed, terrified by so many glances.
He was very happy in the large, warm bed, with those soft arms about him.
Ah yes, there was something else important, very important, that I was keeping till I should be in bed.
She spends the forenoon in what she calls doing nothing, which may consist in stitching so hard that you would swear she was an over-worked seamstress at it for her life, or you will find her on a table with nails in her mouth, and anon she has to be chased from the garret (she has suddenly decided to change her curtains), or she is under the bed searching for band-boxes and asking sternly where we have put that bonnet.
There was an extra bed in it tonight, very near my own, but differently shaped, and scarcely less conspicuous was the new mantel-shelf ornament: a tumbler of milk, with a biscuit on top of it, and a chocolate riding on the biscuit.
At the earliest dawn the door of the white house opened, and Van Baerle made his appearance, approaching the flower-beds with the smile of a man who has passed the night comfortably in his bed, and has had happy dreams.