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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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Turkey's star has risen in the Arab world while the Arabs were absent and by pulling the rug from underneath Egypt, which has its own demons to fight.
The pressure on commercial news suppliers has never been greater, which is why ITN has led the way in opening up valuable new lines of business, and the BBC's latest move risks pulling the rug from under us.
When Wrekin was taken into administration it prompted public outcry over what seemed like a story of bankers pulling the rug out from under the feet of a profitable company.
The consequences can be dire and tragic, because you're lifting their expectations so high and then pulling the rug from their feet when the audience gives them a collective thumbs down and says, 'The emperor's got no clothes on'.
Screenwriter Jason Smilovic takes obvious pleasure in toying with us as he unravels the tightly-wound narrative, sneakily pulling the rug from under us when we least expect it.
They think Iano is pulling the rug from beneath them by telling people how they can tune in ITV.
He can start by pulling the rug out from under Chevron, which gave $100,000 to a Schwarzenegger-controlled political fund.
Pulling the rug out from under rightwing regimes in Nicaragua and Guatemala, then arming theocratic fascist guerrillas in Afghanistan, he could never translate his supposedly superior intellect into coherent policy.
It should also be emphasized that Bailey is the most courteous of opponents: he prefers to take what is positive from others rather than t o attack perceived deficiencies, and it is in keeping that he sees the 'linguistic turn' and related developments as fecund in opportunities for new kinds of history, rather than (as some would have it) pulling the rug from under the discipline.
Artschwager was in New York during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism but did not join in; his approach to the art object is fundamentally phenomenological ("I began thinking about phenomenology in 1962," he told me, neatly pulling the rug out from under many younger artists), always focusing on the structures of perception, and on the notions and intentions at play in the process of perceiving.

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