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 for featherbed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby,
           coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge]
      2: hire more workers than are necessary

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