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Unknown. First recorded in 1780 in the sea journal of an Englishman. There are two respectable-sounding theories as to its origin, although there is no evidence for either:
- French cap-à-pie (“head to foot”)
- French nappe plié (“folded linen”)
The term apple-pie bed originates from around the same period, which gives a bit more credibility to the "folded linen" origin.