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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  featherbed \featherbed\ n.
     1. a mattress stuffed with feathers.
  
     Syn: feather bed.
          [WordNet 1.5]



From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  featherbed
       n : a mattress stuffed with feathers [syn: {feather bed}]
       v 1: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper
            the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
            [syn: {pamper}, {cosset}, {cocker}, {baby}, {coddle}, {mollycoddle},
             {spoil}, {indulge}]
       2: hire more workers than are necessary
       [also: {featherbedding}, {featherbedded}]

















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