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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The carpet covering the raised floor in front of the altar, and generally the altar-steps as well.
  • n. Rarely, a covering for the altar.


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  • She studied the pattern that fell on the red altar-carpet through a sun-flooded window.

    Saturday's Child


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