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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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Cynthia Cooper pulled the rug from under the Worldcom organisation, revealing shady accounting practices.
2, 1995-- Real estate lending in California dropped by more than a third last year as rising mortgage interest rates pulled the rug from under a booming refinance industry, a real estate information service reported.
Brosnan, 52, told Playboy magazine: "It's bloody frustrating that the f***ers pulled the rug when they did.
Retailer Carpetright pulled the rug from under City forecasts yesterday after warning that full-year profits would be slightly below market hopes.
Chancellor Gordon Brown pulled the rug from the feet of Lord Irvine yesterday - by refusing to waste money on a swanky carpet.
CYA had pulled the rug out from our clients,'' said Sacramento attorney John R.
A STUNNING late show pulled the rug out from under a commanding Town performance at an icy cold St Julian's Road.
While he feels Prudential has unjustifiably pulled the rug out from under his feet, Nick says: "At least with these sorts of policies you are free to pull out and find a better deal without facing any penalties.
10 Group pulled the rug from under Mill House fearing that another creditor might seek to wind the company up.
CREDITORS finally pulled the rug from under Daewoo yesterday after talks with unions collapsed.
fans in their Dodgers ticket purchases, since they were the ones who pulled the rug out from under Peter O'Malley's efforts to bring professional football back to L.
Left-arm spinners Lehmann and Richard Stemp pulled the rug from under Durham's innings, sharing the wickets as Durham slipped for 46 for one to 60 for four, leaving Jon Lewis to ensure a respectable total by making 61 off 75 balls before being run out.

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