Surbed vs Sunbed - What's the difference?

surbed | sunbed |


As a verb surbed

is to set (a stone) edgewise, in a position different from that which it had in the quarry.

As a noun sunbed is

a device emitting ultraviolet radiation used to produce a cosmetic suntan.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

surbed

English

Verb

  • To set (a stone) edgewise, in a position different from that which it had in the quarry.
  • * 1728 , John Houghton, A collection for the improvement of husbandry and trade (page 291)
  • Do they dip or lye in piano horizontis''? Whether better ''surbedded'' , in ''work , or laid as they grew in the bed?
  • * 1836 , Gilbert White, The natural history of Selborne (page 9)
  • It is a freestone, cutting in all directions; yet has something of a grain parallel with the horizon, and therefore should not be surbedded .
  • * 1997 , Derek Lovejoy Partnership, Spon's landscape handbook (page 165)
  • 400mm wide X 200mm thick, bedded and jointed in 1:3:12 white cement:lime:sand mortar, all stones to be free of quarry sap and not laid surbedded .

    sunbed

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A device emitting ultraviolet radiation used to produce a cosmetic suntan.
  • A lounger, or reclining beach chair.
  • Synonyms

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