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A carpet woven on a jacquard loom and having a velvety surface formed by the cut loops of a pile.

[After Wilton, a municipal borough of south-central England.]
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(Textiles) a kind of carpet with a close velvet pile of cut loops
[C18: named after Wilton, Wiltshire, noted for carpet manufacture]
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(ˈwɪl tn)

a carpet woven like Brussels carpet, on a Jacquard loom, but having the loops cut to form a velvet pile. Also called Wil′ton car′pet, Wil′ton rug′.
[after Wilton, town in Wiltshire, England]
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Noun1.Wilton - a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom with loops like a Brussels carpet but having the loops cut to form a close velvety pile
carpet, carpeting, rug - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
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References in classic literature ?
"If he makes out you can have him for twenty dollars," Collins told the man, Wilton Davis.
And when Michael departed from Cedarwild in a crate on an express wagon, he might well have never returned, for Wilton Davis was notorious among trained-animal men for his cruelty to dogs.
The journey was only to Brooklyn, where he was duly delivered to a second-rate theatre, Wilton Davis being so indifferent a second-rate animal man that he could never succeed in getting time with the big circuits.
Wilton Davis had assembled his troupe ahead of time, so that the change of programme was five days away.
"I just don't I have no luck," Wilton Davis mourned, gazing about at his dogs, the air still vibrating with the string of oaths he had at first ripped out.
Wilton Davis's temper was short and his hand heavy throughout the rehearsal, as the shrill yelps of pain from the lagging and stupid attested.
Wilton Davis cursed unbelievably as he sprang down the stage to Michael.
The Davis turn was "queered," as Wilton impressed it.
The audience took up the cry, the dogs barked more excitedly, and five minutes of hilarity delayed the turn which, when at last started, was marked by rustiness and erraticness on the part of the dogs and by great peevishness on the part of Wilton Davis.
At Eshur, at Stowe, at Wilton, at Eastbury, and at Prior's Park, days are too short for the ravished imagination; while we admire the wondrous power of art in improving nature.
He found her lying on the great polar-bear skin in their bedroom, half-undressed, for they were dining with the Greens in Wilton Crescent, the ruddy firelight making the diamonds wink and twinkle on her bare arms and in the delicious curve of her breast-- a vision of adorable femininity.
These articles, with two small wicker-work chairs, made up all the furniture in the room save for a square of Wilton carpet in the centre.