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I use sofa and couch interchangably and may seat two or more, a chesterfield is a sofa or couch made to hold three people. (and I always thought that a davenport was a type of veranda )


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Davenport is a town in Iowa.


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do they have verandas??


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and Couch is a town in Alabama, Florida, Missouri, or West Virginia.



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My grandmother always called it a "davenport"...so this takes me back a ways. I call it a couch, mostly, although sofa works quite well here in Ohio as well. I'm afraid I might have thought a Chesterfield was some sort of chest of drawers, if I had thought of it at all!



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Didn't people used to smoke Chesterfields??


(the tobacco ones that is)


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When was that song around? "d,a,v,e,n,p--ort spells 'davenport'..that's the only thing to have a date on, that's the only thing to stay out late on..."


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"Lord Peter's library was one of the most delightful bachelor rooms in London. Its scheme was black and primrose; its walls were lined with rare editions, and its chairs and Chesterfield sofa suggested the embraces of the houris. In one corner stood a black baby-grand, and wood fire leaped on a wide old-fashioned hearth, and the Sevres vases on the chimney-piece were filled with ruddy and gold chrysanthemums."

~Dorothy Sayers, Whose Body?, 1923.




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Trying to catch up on recent posts, I found this one and have to add a late postscript. I was intrigued by the many
definitions of "divan" and just now thought that "couch" also has several defs....
But mainly I wanted to share that in this small community,
quite a few years ago, the incumbent mayor Mr Couch was
replaced, being defeated in the election by Mr Davenport.


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