drugget

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drugget a rug made of a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Drugget A coarse woolen cloth dyed of one color or printed on one side; generally used as a covering for carpets.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n drugget A coarse woolen material, felted or woven, either of one color or printed on one side, and used as a protection for a carpet, as a carpet-lining, or, especially in summer, as a rug or carpet, generally covering only the middle portion of a floor. A finer fabric of the same sort is used for table-and piano-covers.
    • n drugget A striped woolen or woolen and cotton fabric, commonly twilled, formerly used in some parts of Great Britain, especially for wome's clothing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Drugget drug′et a woven and felted coarse woollen fabric, chiefly used for covering carpets—hence called in some parts of Britain crumbcloth.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. droguet, prop. dim. of drogue, trash, stuff, perh, the same word as drogue, drug, but cf. also W. drwg, evil, bad, Ir. & Gael. droch, Arm. droug, drouk,. See 3d Drug
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. droguet, dim. of drogue, a drug, trash. See above.

Usage

In literature:

The shepherds are like peasants of that part of the country, with long hair, big felt hats, and blue drugget vests.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
I made a clear footmark on the soft gravel outside the French window, and several on the drugget round the carpet.
"The Woman in Black" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
The window was a deep one, and heavy drugget curtains hung between it and the rest of the room.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
I've to measure all the rooms for carpets and druggets.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
I like a man who likes me better in silk than in drugget.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
There was a little square of blue drugget under the deal table that stood against the wall, and one green serge curtain at each window.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Cloth, drugget, cotton, leather, gloves and tapes are also made.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Has Marshall put the footwarmer in, and is the drugget down?
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
The drugget on the floor was pale blue.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
The man wore a loose drugget coat and an old jockey-cap, and walked with a stout six-foot staff.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
A leading industry is the manufacture of textiles (serges, druggets, linen, handkerchiefs, flannels, swan-skins and knitted goods).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
At last, to his unspeakable joy, he discovered it under a piece of tattered drugget.
"The Brass Bottle" by F. Anstey
The little stretch of drugget looked mean and bare.
"A Monk of Cruta" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He run away about the Beginning of September, and had a homespun Shirt and a dark coloured Drugget Coat.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
A marvelous little multicolored drugget that covers the rough and splintered floor of reality.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
Why, you've laid down the drugget from the Throne-Room over all this gravel.
"The Black Poodle" by F. Anstey
The stairs were darkly druggeted.
"The Eldest Son" by Archibald Marshall
He made little noise, for, to save his honour's drugget, he had left his boots in the hall.
"Sophia" by Stanley J. Weyman
He dropped the drugget and scissors and bent again over the portmanteau.
"The King of Diamonds" by Louis Tracy
A white drugget covered the faded carpet, which showed slightly at the edges a dull crushed pink.
"The Broken Thread" by William Le Queux
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