- an ingrain carpet 36 inches (91 cm) wide.
Origin of Kidderminster
First recorded in 1660–70; named after the town in Worcestershire, England, where it was first made
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Examples from the Web for kidderminster
All the Fawcetts I ever heard of from my father and mother came from Kidderminster.Some Reminiscences of old Victoria
Brussels carpets were introduced from Tournay into Kidderminster, in 1745.
The manufactures of Kidderminster are of many years standing.
Prior to 1836 the chief officers of Kidderminster were High Bailiffs.
At Kidderminster there is certain to be something fresh on the tapis.Mr. Punch's Country Life
- a town in W central England, in N Worcestershire on the River Stour: carpet industry. Pop: 55 610 (2001)
- a type of ingrain reversible carpet originally made at Kidderminster
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Word Origin and History for kidderminster
type of carpet, 1832, named for the town in England where it was manufactured.
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