Sarah Albee: Crank It Up

From: Sarah Albee
http://www.sarahalbeebooks.com/2012/07/crank-it-up/
July 18, 2012 at 05:40AM

Beds were once feather mattresses supported on a lattice of ropes, which periodically required tightening with a key—hence the expression “sleep tight.”

 

Source: Bill Bryson, At Home: A Short History of Private Life
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