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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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The banks are the culprits for encouraging people to spend money they don't have, then pulling the rug from under our feet.
Coun Rayner said: "I cannot see how West Midlands Arts can justify pulling the rug from under such a fine theatre.
PARLY chiefs were last night accused of pulling the rug from under hundreds of Scots jobs.
JUSTICE Minister Michael McDowell launched a scathing attack on Ireland's anti-war campaign yesterday, accusing some of those involved of being anti-American and pulling the rug from under the UN.

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