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  • adj. Having the characteristics of a carpet

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Examples

  • Once again he thought he smelled an odor of chrysanthemums or leakage from a gas well on the wind, or perhaps it was lichen or toadstools, the kind that grew carpetlike inside perennial shade, often on graves.

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  • It was only in their aftermath that we discovered how many of our own countrymen—who spoke the same language and practiced the same religion and lived on the same carpetlike, green, undulating, limestone-ridged farmland—we would willingly kill in support of causes that were not only indefensible but had little to do with our lives.

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  • The planet they find surprises them in a bit way, as the carpetlike inhabitants seem to grow by a pattern described by an obscure mathematician.

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  • Take the Hottentot fig. Known for its profusion of pink and yellow flowers, this carpetlike succulent plant spread only modestly in the decades since its arrival in the U.K. from South Africa more than a century ago, held in check by the cooler climate of the British Isles.

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  • He found small white carpetlike fibers under the victim's right middle fingernail and bagged them as evidence.

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  • There, as Jason had described it, was the flat green carpetlike expanse of surface melding imperceptibly with the soft lavender of sky.

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  • The land fell away from the height, and then rose again on every side in carpetlike fields and in long curving bands, whose parallel colors passed unblended into the distance.

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  • It is a low to medium maintenance grass that forms a thick, carpetlike lawn, crowding out most weeds and other grasses.

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  • American drones and arranged in carpetlike patterns, from "The Rising Tide."

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  • The names carpet moss and sheet moss are used to recognize the growth pattern of the plants, which often form large carpetlike mats on rocks, logs or soil.

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