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Oriental rug

noun
1.
a rug or carpet woven usually in Asia and characterized by hand-knotted pile.
Also called Oriental carpet.
Origin of Oriental rug
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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  • The memory of what lay under that Oriental rug was vividly impressed upon my memory.

    'Farewell, Nikola' Guy Boothby
  • The Oriental rug, described in another place, covered the ominous trap-door so that no portion of it could be seen.

    'Farewell, Nikola' Guy Boothby
  • A single streak of fire shot from it, blasting a black streak across the Oriental rug.

  • The warm coloring of the Oriental rug and bright-colored cushions made a charming background for the slender white-clad figure.

    A Colony of Girls Kate Livingston Willard
  • It is to the tent-dwellers of the world, however, that we apparently owe the Oriental rug.

    Influences of Geographic Environment Ellen Churchill Semple
  • Cheerful reflections play upon the Oriental rug on the floor and the painted and gilded roof-beams overhead.

  • An Oriental rug of dazzling medallion pattern was on the newly polished floor.

    The Root of Evil

    Thomas Dixon
  • He adjusted himself more comfortably on the Oriental rug, and at last he sighed deeply.

    Everychild

    Louis Dodge

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