Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pile of velvet; also, a pile or nap like that of velvet.
- n. A material other than velvet, so called from its having a long soft nap, as a carpet.
“The thick, soft Martian grass along each side of the canal was like a velvet-pile carpet to walk upon; the sunlight filtering between the green leaves of the trees cast bright flecks of light on the clear shimmering water which ran beneath them; whilst water-fowl swimming here and there gave a bright touch of colour and the animation of life which so adds to the general charm of such scenery.”
“Both landing and steps were carpeted with thick velvet-pile carpet, so that no jarring footfall was ever heard upon them.”
“And under the table, on a soft deep carpet of velvet-pile he stuck his heels into the ground and felt very determined.”
“When Ivan Ogareff appeared, the great dignitaries remained seated on their gold-embroidered cushions; but Feofar rose from a rich divan which occupied the back part of the tent, the ground being hidden under the thick velvet-pile of a Bokharian carpet.”
“A velvet surface of golden light, velvet-pile of gold and pale luminosity, and strange beautiful elevations of houses and trees, and depressions of fields and roads, all golden and floating like atmospheric majolica.”
“You've made yourself uncommonly comfortable here,' he said appreciatively, as he settled down again in his velvet-pile chair.”
“He had entered quite noiselessly -- his footsteps making no sound on the thick velvet-pile carpet, and he stood quite close to Lorimer, who dropped Thelma's hands hastily and darted a suspicious glance at the intruder.”
“Here is the bazaar in which are accumulated enormous quantities of woollen stuffs, velvet-pile carpets in the brightest of colors, shawls of graceful patterns, all thrown anyhow on the counters of the shops.”
“His five-and-forty by thirty feet of velvet-pile might have been a patch of yellow sand in the great Sahara for any pleasure he derived from its occupation.”
“He might have lured literary and artistic celebrities to his lonely hearth-rug, and paraded the lions of the London season upon his velvet-pile.”
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