a rug made by drawing loops of yarn or cloth through a foundation of burlap or the like, to form a pattern.
When Did Football Become Soccer?If you’re reading this in the U.S. or Canada, then maybe you’re familiar with the game of soccer. If you’re reading this pretty much anywhere else, then you probably know the same game rules and call it football. But how did we end up with two words for the same sport? Let’s start in England in the 19th century. Kids played their own versions of football, however …
Origin of hooked rug
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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