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steamer rug

a coarse, heavy lap robe used by ship passengers sitting in deck chairs.
Origin of steamer rug
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • After an hour I became cold, and was glad I had my steamer rug.

    The Red Rugs of Tarsus

    Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • She made Jean and Marjorie sit down on a box on which she had spread a steamer rug.

    Neighbours Robert Stead
  • Spoof's couch had been made up; his steamer rug lay tucked about it.

    Neighbours Robert Stead
  • Presently Anne crumpled her steamer rug on the deck and nestled down in it.


    Edna Turpin
  • I've given her my old fur coat and the steamer rug from your den.


    Christopher Morley
  • Cap in one hand and steamer rug in the other, there stood Mr. Saltus, smiling at my bewilderment.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man

    Marie Saltus
  • Lets take a steamer rug, Betty said, not to be outdone, and the rest added other suggestions.

  • When his friends returned with the rope, she was safe on shore rolled up in the steamer rug, and Mrs. Baird was beside her.

  • His companion pleaded guilty with a sigh and slipped her hand into his beneath the steamer rug.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • Placing my steamer rug upon the bed, I am soon oblivious to all surroundings and happy in a land of pleasant dreams.

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