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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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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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