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carpet tack

a flat-headed tack used especially to tack down carpets. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I don't know when I ever saw a chap so anxious to melt right down into a corner and be mistaken for a carpet tack.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • Here are two things any man can find in the dark—a carpet tack and a limburger sandwich.

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