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velvet carpet

noun
1.
a carpet or rug of pile weave resembling Wilton.
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  • The hangings were handsome, the chairs luxurious, and his feet sunk deep in the nap of the velvet carpet.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart
  • Their footsteps made no sound on the velvet carpet as they walked under the dim arches to the front seat.

    Four Days

    Hetty Hemenway
  • The Boss stepped carefully over the velvet carpet to touch the walls of crisp verdure with gentle fingers.

    Freckles Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Underfoot was a smooth surface overlaid with a velvet carpet of dust which arose in languid puffs as he walked.

    The Defiant Agents Andre Alice Norton
  • A velvet carpet of the accepted imperial color stretched from door to dais greatly facilitated the observances.

  • They are great rounded hills, covered with close, thick turf, like a velvet carpet.

  • Her head fell back helplessly, and the wet and matted locks of gold trailed over the velvet carpet, drenching it with rain-drops.

  • The smoothly cut lawn around us was like a velvet carpet, with a profusion of surrounding flowers.

    Sixty years with Plymouth Church Stephen M. Griswold
  • He trod upon a velvet carpet, and the air was laden with sweet scents, and from afar he heard sweet voices singing.

  • And Selina disliked the showy pattern in the velvet carpet on the halls and up the stairs.

    Selina George Madden Martin

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