Kamptulicon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kamptulicon A kind of elastic floor cloth, made of India rubber, gutta-percha, linseed oil, and powdered cork.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kamptulicon A kind of floor-cloth composed of india-rubber, gutta-percha, and ground cork. It is warm, soft, and elastic. The material was introduced about 1855. It is usually of a uniform dark-gray color, but is sometimes varied with colored patterns. Also called cork carpet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kamptulicon kamp-tū′li-kon a ground cork and caoutchouc floorcloth.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. to bend + material, fr. wood, matter
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kamptein, to bend.

Usage

In literature:

Linoleum or kamptulicon is warmer to the feet than the ordinary painted oilcloth.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
KAMPTULICON, a floorcloth composed of cork and india-rubber or similar substance.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
It was barely furnished, and had kamptulicon instead of a carpet on the floor.
"The Rebel of the School" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
That is where we get our patterns for "kamptulicon" from; but we don't make kamptulicon quite like it.
"Stained Glass Work" by C. W. Whall
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