from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rug that covers a limited area of floor space in a room.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a rug that only covers part of the floor of a room; a carpet
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But he bought an old armchair at a fleamarket and borrowed an area rug from his landlord and every afternoon at one-ten, just after lunch period and just before language arts, Kennan sat in the sprung chair and twenty-seven children crowded into the carpeted corner and the tale resumed.