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rug up

(intransitive, adverb) (Austral & NZ) to put on warm clothing
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  • And so saying, he pulled a rug up to his nose and shut his eyes.

    The Frozen Pirate W. Clark Russell
  • Also hold the rug up to the light to know that the moths have not eaten it.

    The Oriental Rug William D. Ellwanger
  • With a convulsive clutching of the fingers he pulled the rug up about his chin.

  • He had the grace to conclude smoothly and conventionally: "You ought to have kept the rug up about you!"

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • He composed himself to sleep on the floor at the foot of John's bed, pulling his rug up to his ears.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • You lie down here and close your eyes; now pull the rug up so.

  • He opened the door, threw a rug up to the landlord, put on an ulster, and leaped into the dog-cart.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • As he drew the rug up one of his hands touched hers, and his fingers, beyond his control, groped for her fingers.

    The Guarded Heights Wadsworth Camp

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