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Wilton

[wil-tn] /ˈwɪl tn/
noun
1.
a carpet woven like Brussels carpet, on a Jacquard loom but having the loops cut to form a velvet pile.
Also called Wilton carpet, Wilton rug.
Origin of Wilton
named after Wilton, town in Wiltshire, England

Wilton

[wil-tn] /ˈwɪl tn/
noun
1.
a town in SW Connecticut.
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  • She bent her head as Wilton held the door for her to pass through.

    Ralph Wilton's weird Mrs. Alexander
  • Wilton was ashamed to have been caught crying, and angry to be laughed at.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
  • There was a strained, yearning look in her eyes that touched Wilton to the heart.

    Ralph Wilton's weird Mrs. Alexander
  • “No, thank you,” said Wilton, scornfully mimicking his tone.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
  • "Do not stand on the pavement making such loud remarks, Louise," said Mrs. Wilton.

    Salome Emma Marshall
  • “You must take the other fellow first, Mac, if you want to get on,” suggested Wilton.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
  • “Mrs Wilton came this afternoon and brought me a chicken and some wine and grapes,” said Jenny, at last.

    Cursed by a Fortune George Manville Fenn
  • His enemies were for the time discomfited, and even the hardy Wilton was abashed.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for Wilton

Wilton

/ˈwɪltən/
noun
1.
a kind of carpet with a close velvet pile of cut loops
Word Origin
C18: named after Wilton, Wiltshire, noted for carpet manufacture
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