Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A coarse woollen cloth used for making rugs, blankets etc.
  • n. The manufacture of rugs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coarse kind of woolen cloth, used for wrapping, blanketing, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Heavy napped cloth for making rugs, wrapping blankets, etc.
  • n. A coarse cloth used for the body of horse-boots.

Etymologies

rug +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • During the good old times of rugging and riving, (that is, tugging and tearing,) under which term the disorderly doings of the warlike age are affectionately remembered, this valley was principally cultivated by the sept or clan of the Armstrongs.

    Death of the Laird's Jock

  • By the way, isn't it lovely to be rugging up under umbrellas again!

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Everybody who jumped felt the rugging in their parachutes down to 1500-2000 ft, and luckily nobody had too much turbulence - all came down in one whole piece.

    No skydiving this weekend either :-(

  • I dream of white christmas', curling up in front of a warm fire and rugging up in a warm jacket.......

    Thursday Thirteen #11

  • He had a bad several minutes rugging and pulling the saddle back into position and redoing some of the harness, all the while conscious of more precious time slipping by.

    Dragons Of A Lost Star

  • Par-Salian smiled, a small rugging at the corners of his mouth.

    Dalamar the Dark

  • He sat on a comfortable couch with a sigh, rugging himself up a little more warmly in his toga because the room was cold, and let the servant girl nicknamed Bithy remove his winter boots.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Elizabeth closed her eyes against the rioting feelings rugging at her senses.

    Gentle Warrior

  • As she descended, she swung her legs and body down, the gravity rugging at her cheeks.

    Circus World

  • For the last few minutes, something had been rugging at my memory.

    Of Time and Stars

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