Origin of linoleum
Examples from the Web for linoleum
Painted arrows on the linoleum floor direct you where to stand in line.Adam Hochschild on Keeping Company With His Dying Father|Adam Hochschild|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In being gutted by a linoleum knife, that dark image that Hannibal had instilled in him had been freed.Hugh Dancy on ‘Hannibal’s’ Brilliantly Batsh*t Finale and the Future of Will Graham|Marlow Stern|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her door is the one at the far end of a linoleum hall, nearest the street.Five Great Literary Homes, From Pemberley to Ruth’s||March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would slap me, hard, one time knocking me to the linoleum floor.Raped by a Teacher: One Woman’s Tragic Past at the Horace Mann School|Abigail Pesta|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"This will not stop the public," he says, as grown men weep around him and harsh lights beam onto the linoleum.
Imagine a large table formed of wood, the upper surface covered with linoleum.Marvels of Scientific Invention|Thomas W. Corbin
We went into the bedroom and, gazing on the linoleum, my enthusiasm returned to me.Once a Week|Alan Alexander Milne
The floor of the pavilions is a kind of linoleum made of sawdust and cement, and is covered with palm mats.Turkish Prisoners in Egypt|Various
A floor covered with linoleum is more easily kept clean than a plain wood floor.Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
There was no waste-paper basket in the house, and a great deal of linoleum.The Second Fiddle|Phyllis Bottome
British Dictionary definitions for linoleum
Word Origin for linoleum
Word Origin and History for linoleum
1860, coined by English inventor Frederick Walton (1837-1928), from Latin linum "flax, linen" (see linen) + oleum "oil" (see oil (n.)). Originally, a preparation of solidified linseed oil used to coat canvas for making floor coverings; the word was applied to the flooring material itself after 1878. The Linoleum Manufacturing Company was formed 1864.