Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A loom for weaving carpets, usually having a Jacquard equipment.

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Examples

  • Nobody wove jeans any more -- but a good carpet-loom now, _that_ might be made useful.

    Judith of the Cumberlands

  • It was in full sight from the door of the little shanty in which Aunt Ri's carpet-loom stood.

    Ramona

  • Jeff, he's a master hand to thet kind o 'work, though yer mightn't think it;' n I kin airn right smart at weavin '; jest give me a good carpet-loom,' n I won't be beholden to nobody for vittles.

    Ramona

  • "Somewhere to do some thinking away from that carpet-loom, shuttle-tongued, infernal mouth of yours!"

    When Egypt Went Broke

  • I have seen a carpet-loom weaving a pattern composed of twelve different colors, and, as I watched the shuttles of various colored yarns which were selected by the hands of the machine with unerring certainty, and thrown through the warp, it seemed as if the very iron were endowed with intelligence, and the impression was one of wonder and bewilderment.

    Religion and Chemistry

  • For if nature be a mere machine, weaving the complex web of destiny with the same precision and certainty with which a carpet-loom weaves the pattern of a carpet, then the Christian's idea of a superintending Providence cannot be true.

    Religion and Chemistry

  • Alone with the clumsy carpet-loom which made his winter's work, and his tired week-day hat hanging from a peg against the wall, she had a deep moment.

    Life at High Tide

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