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Rug

Floor-mat, especially for the hearth. Floor coverings have been made in societies throughout the world from a variety of woven and non-woven materials, including plaited reeds, Felt and ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... Rug rat A small child, especially one who cannot walk yet but crawls on the carpet. The nickname dates from the 1970s. As snug as a bug in a rug See under as...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
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78 words

... rug cut a ( or the ) rug dance, typically in an energetic or accomplished way. North American informal 🅘 The underlying idea is probably of dancing so vigorous that the floor covering is damaged. ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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1,903 words

... The Countrywoman's Rug Book (Leicester, 1929) W. W. Kent : The Hooked Rug (New York, 1937) W. W. Kent : Rare Hooked Rugs (Springfield, MA, 1941) H. H. Feeley : The Complete Book of Rug Braiding (New York, 1957) N. F. Little : Floor Coverings in New England before 1850 (Sturbridge, MA, 1967) J. Kopp and K. Kopp : American Hooked and Sewn Rugs (New York, 1974) J. Kopp and K. Kopp : Hooked Rugs in the Folk Art Tradition (New York, 1974) J. Moshimer : The Complete Rug Hooker (New York, 1975) H. von Rosenstiel : American Rugs and Carpets ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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2,121 words

...Rug Book (Leicester, 1929) W. W. Kent : The Hooked Rug (New York, 1937) W. W. Kent : Rare Hooked Rugs (Springfield, MA, 1941) H. H. Feeley : The Complete Book of Rug Braiding (New York, 1957) P. Collingwood : The Techniques of Rug Weaving (London, 1968, rev. 1993) N. F. Little : Floor Coverings in New England before 1850 (Sturbridge, MA, 1967) J. Kopp and K. Kopp : American Hooked and Sewn Rugs (New York, 1974) J. Kopp and K. Kopp : Hooked Rugs in the Folk Art Tradition (New York, 1974) J. Moshimer : The Complete Rug Hooker (New...

Prayer rug

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
171 words
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2

...hidden among floral design), wool, Turkey, 16th century (Vienna, Museum für Angewandte Kunst) Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY Prayer rug with a central mihrab design, wool, Turkey, 16th century (Vienna, Museum für Angewandte Kunst) Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY R. Ettinghausen : Prayer Rugs (Washington, DC, 1974) R. Kaffel : Caucasian Prayer Rugs (London, 1998) J. Spurr : Ends and Means: Islamic Prayer Rugs in Context , Hali , cxxvii (March–April 2003) pp....

Alpujarra rug

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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50 words

...rug . Type of Spanish rug made in the Alpujarra mountains south of Granada . The carpets are coarsely woven, usually in two colours, and have a separately-woven fringe, often in other colours. In some examples, exposed parts of the linen base constitute part of the design, which is often...

Hooked rug

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
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Art & Architecture
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265 words

...( 1843–94 ) revolutionized rug hooking by creating patterns made from metal stencils, so allowing patterns to be made from outlines stencilled on the backings. W. Kent : The Hooked Rug: A Record of Its Ancient Origins, Modern Development, Methods of Making, Sources of Design, Value as a Handicraft, The Growth of Collections, Probable Future in America and Other Data (New York, 1941) J. Moshimer : The Complete Book of Rug Hooking (New York, 1989) B. Thom : The Rug Hook Book (New York, 1994) P. Hackman : Travel-Inspired Hooked Rugs, Piecework , xii/4...

New Zealand rug

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A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
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75 words

...Zealand rug A hardy rug designed to keep horses or ponies warm and dry when turned out or living out in the winter. They are particularly useful for clipped horses. Rugs are made of lined waterproof canvas or man-made fibre, and are attached by a variety of fittings and leg straps. The canvas type is heavier and is more robust, but the lighter nylon rugs are less likely to rub or...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
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Encyclopedias, Language reference
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4 words

... restricted users...

RÜG

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
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Encyclopedias, Language reference
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6 words

... [Vehicle Registration codes] Rügen,...

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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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224 words

...so called: rug could not be substituted. Similarly with numerous less well-known combinations in rug. An American correspondent of Burchfield’s told him that a shop selling rugs and carpets informed him that the primary difference was one of size: ‘Anything 9’ × 12’ or larger is a carpet, anything smaller than that is a rug.’ It seems unlikely that this is a general rule. One kind of rug is not a floor covering, namely a travelling rug , i.e. a kind of blanket used for warmth on a journey or as a ground cover at a picnic. And such a rug is not made of...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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48 words

... • bug , chug, Doug, drug, dug, fug, glug, hug, jug, lug, mug, plug, pug, rug, shrug, slug, smug, snug, thug, trug, tug • bedbug • ladybug • doodlebug • humbug • firebug • thunderbug • jitterbug , litterbug • shutterbug • Rawlplug • earplug • fireplug •...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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...the wives and rugrats. rug shaker ( n. ) see rug cutter n. ▪ In phrases at rug ( adj. ) asleep, in bed. 1811 Lex. Balatronicum n.p.: The whole gill is safe at rug; the people of the house are fast asleep. 1823 Egan Grose's Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue . 1859 Matsell Vocabulum 75: Rug Sleep. cut the rug ( v. ) see separate entry. rug's the word ( also rug ) [? the security of a rug ] everything is fine, all is safe. 1705 N. Rowe Biter in Dramatic Works ( 1720 ) I.i: Fear nothing, Sir; Rug's the Word, all's safe....

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The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (2 ed.)

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2010
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48 words

... noun 1 US A wig. 1940 –. W. & M. Morris Advertisements for men's wigs invariably refer to them as hair pieces , but in the trade a wig may be a doily , a divot or a rug ( 1967 ). 2 Pubic hair, esp. of women. 1966...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Current Version:
2011
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85 words

... n. 2 [? rag n. 1 (1a)] 1 ( US ) a dollar. 1947 S.J. Perelman ‘Farewell, My Lovely Appetiser’ in Keep It Crisp 13: She trailed past me in a cloud of scent that retailed at ninety rugs the ounce. 2 ( Aus. ) a £1 note. 1943 Baker Popular Dict. Aus. Sl. (2nd edn). 1983 R. Aven-Bray Ridgey-Didge Oz Jack Lang 7: ‘What is the ask,’ he said […] ‘Twenty rugs,’ she smiled showing a couple of Barrier reef missing from between her painted penny...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
60 words

... †rough woollen stuff; piece of thick woollen stuff used as a coverlet XVI; floor mat XIX. perh. of Scand. orig. (cf. Norw. dial. rugga coverlet, Sw. rugg ruffled or coarse hair) and rel. to RAG 1 . So rugged ( -ED 1 ) †shaggy, hirsute XIV; rough, uneven (also fig.) XVI. prob. pp. formation of Scand. orig. on the same base; cf. RAGGED...

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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: Irish-English

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
2 words
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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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11 words
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words

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