Turkey-carpet

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Turkey-carpet a soft thick kind of carpet
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Usage

In literature:

The footsteps of the occupant were muffled by the rich thickness of the sombre Turkey carpet.
"Henry Dunbar" by M. E. Braddon
Luxuriance is atoned for by a Turkey carpet of floral magnificence.
"Science in Arcady" by Grant Allen
There are velvet armchairs, and sofas, lace curtains, a splendid French clock, and carpets from Turkey!
"The Waif of the "Cynthia"" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
Oriental rugs or Turkey carpets, as they were then called, were used here in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
There was also an old Turkey carpet on the floor.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
The floor was covered with a faded Turkey carpet.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
Her feet sank in the Turkey carpet.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
Gedge says Turkey carpets are the best, so we'll have a Turkey.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
The floor was covered with a thick Turkey carpet of handsome design.
"The Rover's Secret" by Harry Collingwood
The floors of the palaces were spread with Turkey carpets.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
A few more turns to and fro across the Turkey carpet, a few muttered soliloquies, and the carriage wheels grated upon the gravel outside.
"The Finger of Fate" by Mayne Reid
You would have laughed to see your son lolling on a Turkey carpet and puffing away at a long pipe.
"The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton" by Mrs. Russell Barrington
The swamp glowed like a Turkey carpet.
"A Northern Countryside" by Rosalind Richards
The carpet on which his feet rested was a rich Turkey.
"The Men Who Wrought" by Ridgwell Cullum
Eyes were turned on the Turkey carpet before the fireplace where the great ladies stood.
"The ghosts of their ancestors" by Weymer Jay Mills
At eleven o'clock of Monday forenoon the deputation waited upon the Beau and was ushered over the Turkey carpet into his urbane presence.
"The Passionate Elopement" by Compton Mackenzie
And there was a Turkey carpet of great richness.
"Kipps" by H. G. Wells
There was no bright Turkey carpet or American desk here, as in Sir William's room in London.
"The Hall and the Grange" by Archibald Marshall
Into the Turkey carpet his chilled feet sank gratefully.
"Mortomley's Estate, Vol. I (of 3)" by Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
In some Turkey carpets each stitch is a quarter of an inch square.
"Principles of Decorative Design" by Christopher Dresser
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In poetry:

Little pilgrim,
The Indian's axed your scalp.
Your turkey wattle
Carpet rolls
"Cut" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

On a street lined with carpet shops near the Arasta Bazaar, this restaurant, whose owners hail from Turkey's eastern Lake Van area, serves up the region's puffy breads, herb-flecked otlu cheese, and addictive tahini spread.
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