Brussels carpet
noun Etymology: Brussels, Belgium Date: 1799 a carpet made of colored worsted yarns first fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread and then drawn up in loops to form the pattern

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  • Brussels carpet — Brussels Brus sels, n. A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc. [1913 Webster] {Brussels carpet}, a kind of carpet made of worsted yarn fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread. The worsted, which alone …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brussels carpet — Carpet Car pet (k[aum]r p[e^]t), n. [OF. carpite rug, soft of cloth, F. carpette coarse packing cloth, rug (cf. It. carpita rug, blanket), LL. carpeta, carpita, woolly cloths, fr. L. carpere to pluck, to card (wool); cf. Gr. karpo s fruit, E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brussels carpet — n. [after BRUSSELS, where it was made] a patterned carpeting made of small loops of colored woolen yarn in a linen warp …   English World dictionary

  • Brussels carpet — a carpet made with three ply or four ply worsted yarn drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern over the entire surface (body Brussels), or made of worsted or woolen yarns on which a pattern is printed (tapestry Brussels). [1790 1800] * * *… …   Universalium

  • brussels carpet — /brʌsəlz ˈkapət/ (say brusuhlz kahpuht) noun a kind of worsted carpet woven on a Jacquard loom, in which uncut loops form a heavy pile. {from Brussels} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brussels carpet — n. a carpet with a wool pile and a stout linen back. Etymology: Brussels in Belgium …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brussels carpet — Brus′sels car′pet n. tex a carpet with a design formed by pile loops of colored wool or yarns Compare tapestry carpet Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • Brussels carpet — noun a carpet with a heavy woollen pile and a strong linen back …   English new terms dictionary

  • Brussels — Brus sels, n. A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc. [1913 Webster] {Brussels carpet}, a kind of carpet made of worsted yarn fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread. The worsted, which alone shows on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brussels ground — Brussels Brus sels, n. A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc. [1913 Webster] {Brussels carpet}, a kind of carpet made of worsted yarn fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread. The worsted, which alone …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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