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rag rug

a rug, often multicolored, made of rags or strips of fabric woven or stitched together.
Origin of rag rug
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She dropped an old faded lamp mat and a rag rug and came over to look at the face of what had been an old friend.

    Green Valley Katharine Reynolds
  • The pecuniary gain from rag rug weaving may easily be calculated.

    How to make rugs Candace Wheeler
  • Wooden pegs were placed at hand level here and there, and a rag rug in bright colors lay on the floor by the bed.

    Mr. Wicker's Window Carley Dawson
  • The rag rug was adjusted so that his bare feet would strike it when he arose in the morning.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • There is also a matting or a rag rug on the floor, and that is all!

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • While waiting for the clothes to dry, the old lady filled in her time by sewing on a rag rug of elaborate pattern.

    Hoofbeats on the Turnpike Mildred A. Wirt
  • A rag rug on the floor, two chairs, a washstand and mirror and the bed were the only articles of furniture.

  • A waste-paper basket, a rag rug, a brush and comb—as fast as his hands can fly he's throwing out things.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • Anne Masters rose and stood unsteadily on the rag rug before the stone flaggings of the hearth.

    The Tempering Charles Neville Buck
  • There was a rag rug on the floor, and on the three-legged stand stood the hour-glass with candles in iron candlesticks.

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