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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 a hard irony, the state action also is pulling the rug out from under California's winemakers on the eve of their biggest promotional event ever, the millennium.
Failure to do this risks pulling the rug out from under companies, just as growth looks set to return.
With the concussed logic of a David Lynch movie, this French psychological thriller sets up one unsettling scene after another, continually pulling the rug out from beneath the audience's feet.
Coun Rayner said: "I cannot see how West Midlands Arts can justify pulling the rug from under such a fine theatre.
I don't know that we're helping anyone by pulling the rug out from under people unable to pay for health care.
The banks are the culprits for encouraging people to spend money they don't have, then pulling the rug from under our feet.
The plot uncoils with expert precision, continually pulling the rug (and several floorboards) from under us as Morgan nudges closer to the supposed truth.
But that doesn't excuse pulling the rug out from under overseas medics,` half-way through their training.
Premiership action from Selhurst Park where lodgers Wimbledon, adept at pulling the rug from under the feet of title aspirants, take on Premiership challengers Arsenal.
PARLY chiefs were last night accused of pulling the rug from under hundreds of Scots jobs.

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