hearthrug


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hearth·rug

 (härth′rŭg′)
n.
A rug laid on a floor in front of a fireplace.

hearthrug

(ˈhɑːθˌrʌɡ)
n
(Furniture) a rug placed in front of a fireplace
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Noun1.hearthrug - a rug spread out in front of a fireplace
carpet, carpeting, rug - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
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She places the stray chair near the hearthrug between Higgins and Pickering, and stands behind it waiting for the girl to sit down].
Durie posted on the hearthrug in the guise of Hymen's priest.
I know not whether it was owing to her loitering on the way one month to an extent flesh and blood could not bear, or because we had exhausted the penny library, but on a day I conceived a glorious idea, or it was put into my head by my mother, then desirous of making progress with her new clouty hearthrug.
Sir Edward Bransome made his way to his study, opened the door with a Yale key, turned on the electric lights, and crossed slowly to the hearthrug.
In the formal drawing-room of Stone Lodge, standing on the hearthrug, warming himself before the fire, Mr.
The responsibility to myself of admitting what you are pleased to call the 'conspiracy' is less, perhaps, upon the whole, than the responsibility of laying you dead on that hearthrug.
He would have clasped himself by the wrists in that constabulary manner of his, and have paced up and down the hearthrug, or gone creeping about among the rich objects of furniture, if his oppressive retainer had appeared in the room at that very moment.
In the mean time a stray personage of a meek demeanour, who had wandered to the hearthrug and got among the heads of tribes assembled there in conference with Mr Podsnap, eliminated Mr Podsnap's flush and flourish by a highly unpolite remark; no less than a reference to the circumstance that some half-dozen people had lately died in the streets, of starvation.
A long stride measured the schoolroom, and presently beside Miss Temple, who herself had risen, stood the same black column which had frowned on me so ominously from the hearthrug of Gateshead.
He took one of the small octagonal tables that were scattered about the room, and set it in front of the fire, with two legs on the hearthrug.
Wingrave was standing upon the hearthrug, cold, passionless, Sphinx-like.
He wheeled himself up to the other side of the hearthrug and leaned back with a little air of exhaustion.