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rug:

see carpetcarpet
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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rug

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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Now, just as she was getting used to the idea of becoming a mum, fate pulled the rug from under the leggy barmaid, with a lump in her breast.
A DISASTROUS opening goal pulled the rug from under United's feet as three Academy points went begging in the Midlands.
He even pulled the rug from under his own effort by reneging on a promise to donate $2 million to himself.
As Channel 4 has pulled the rug from under Racing UK's feet on the more prestigious races, it now seems a very disjointed set-up.
I'd supported Nader in 2000, and I'd never quite bought the blather that he had pulled the rug from under Gore, but this time .
So whilst they were busily trying to secure their London base by telling the Richard Commission that Wales really didn't deserve more powers,Tony Blair had pulled the rug from under them.
Retailer Carpetright pulled the rug from under City forecasts yesterday after warning that full-year profits would be slightly below market hopes.

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