Aubusson


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Au·bus·son

 (ō′bə-sən, -sôN′)
n.
A tapestry or usually pileless, densely patterned rug traditionally woven in Aubusson, France.

Aubusson

(French obysɔ̃)
n
(Placename) a town in central France, in the Creuse department: a centre for flat-woven carpets and for tapestries since the 16th century. Pop: 4662 (1999)
adj
(Textiles) denoting or relating to these carpets or tapestries

Au•bus•son

(ˈoʊ bə sən, -ˌsɔ̃)

n.
1. a tapestry or a tapestry-weave rug used mainly as a wall hanging.
2. a tapestrylike rug of uncut pile.
[1960–65; after Aubusson, town in central France where made]
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She had taken root in that thick-pile Aubusson carpet; and she was so rigidly still all over that the brilliant stones in the shaft of the arrow of gold, with the six candles at the head of the sofa blazing full on them, emitted no sparkle.
I just wonder whether he will like the ground and at big prices it might be worth splitting small stakes on Final Nudge and Aubusson.
After three lacklustre runs this winter, Tim Vaughan's eight-yearold sprang a 16-1 surprise over this course and distance 22 days ago, making much of the running to beat Aubusson by three lengths.
Contract notice: aubusson auvergne dam - modernization work on the spillway, the fish pass and the creation of a hydroelectric plant
Having hinted at a revival at Newbury for a long way last time out, the Tim Vaughan-trained eight-year-old built on that display to claim his first win in more than a year, defeating Aubusson by three lengths.
Having hinted at a revival at Newbury for along way last time out, the Tim Vaughan-trained eightyear-old built on that display to claim his first win in more than a year, defeating Aubusson by three lengths.
It is called the aubusson chamber because all its walls are covered with French aubusson tapestries.
An, by her own admission, she is mostly content to simply hang at her picture-perfect Malibu estate, obsess over her rose garden (Barbra, as we know, is famously attentive to detail), and look for the right burgundy Aubusson rug for the upstairs library.
The guide's inspectors were clearly impressed with all three places, describing Alnwick Castle as the grandest fort in the area: "The Gothic chapel with its Aubusson tapestries and the splendid library are the jewels of the castle, which also boasts fine gardens.
Kelly, 22, nearly landed a Grade One in France when Aubusson was narrowly beaten by Thousand Stars at Auteuil last month, so this was quick and handsome compensation.
CLASSY staying hurdler Aubusson looks as though he could take high order over fences on the evidence of his debut triumph in the Douglas Family Novices' Chase at Uttoxeter.
Tea For Two for three for Nick The West Country handler has plundered this prize with Diamond Harry (2009) and Aubusson last year and I reckon he's laid out the Kayf Tara gelding to give him the Williams brewing up Haydock treble TURN TO PAGE TWO 12 page