carpet beater

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Carpet beater

Used to beat the dust out of rugs. They were used before the days of permanently-fixed wall-to-wall carpeting, when rugs could be taken outside, hung over a clothesline or fence, and have the dirt beaten out of them.
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Noun1.carpet beater - implement for beating dust out of carpets
beater - an implement for beating
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
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The 20-year-old can be a frustrating player at times and in some ways is similar to Darren Huckerby who Gordon Strachan once described as a world beater one day and a carpet beater the next.
The second was against his pounds 5million-rated striker Darren Huckerby when he said the player was "sometimes a world beater and other times just a carpet beater.
Before vacuum cleaners, rugs were hung over a wall and hit with a carpet beater to pound out as much dirt as possible.
Gung-ho and off-balance, Hussain looked as if he was swatting a hearthrug with a carpet beater as he attempted to cart Lee's bouncer over square leg.
But while Strachan made no secret of his admiration for Huckerby, he was equally aware of his shortcomings, once saying: "On his day he's a world beater; on another a carpet beater.
When I think of putting the blankets in a bath for the kids to trample the dirt out, and getting the stoor out of the rugs by hanging them on the clothes line and beating them with a carpet beater, I'm so grateful for downies and Hoovers.
COVENTRY boss Gordon Strachan has called on Darren Huckerby to be more consistent - saying his star striker ranges from being "a world beater to a carpet beater.
Producers want the film to be as close to the book as possible, but there's a scene in Ian Fleming's tale where agent 007 is thumped in the testicles with a carpet beater.
Gerard, in the stand for a second day, was overcome as he told how he still bore scars on his back, skull and arms from a beating with a wrought iron carpet beater.
GORDON STRACHAN reckons Coventry striker Darren Huckerby is so inconsistent he ranges from being a world beater to a carpet beater.
A proper old-fashioned feather duster, carpet beater and hooks to keep everything tidied away is sometimes all you need.
When I first started in the sport there would be sights on the racecourse every day that would make you wince, but the age of the carpet beater has, happily, gone the same way as the Dodo.