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or rug,
thick fabric, usually woolen (but often synthetic), commonly used today as a floor covering. Carpet Types and Modern Manufactures
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1. a floor covering, smaller than a carpet and made of thick wool or of other material, such as an animal skin
2. Chiefly Brit a blanket, esp one used as a wrap or lap robe for travellers
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In the time it took the NC market to splutter into action, the price of PCs fell so much that they pulled the rug from under the NC market, despite the NC maven's protestations that real cost of computing lay in the cost of ownership, not the cost of purchase.
By promising these workers that they could retire with lifetime health insurance, and now breaking that promise, the corporation has cruelly and illegally pulled the rug from under these 2,800 retirees and created unnecessary anxiety and fear," declared UAW Region 1A Director Bob King.
2, 1995-- Real estate lending in California dropped by more than a third last year as rising mortgage interest rates pulled the rug from under a booming refinance industry, a real estate information service reported.
Hosts West Indies pulled the rug from under Pakistan with a 54-run victory in the opening match of the World Cup yesterday.

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