Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A heavy canvas of hemp or flax woven of extra width, printed in oil-colors, and used as carpeting.

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Examples

  • She put it into his hand, and not stopping to see whether he could or not, went back into the kitchen to find a bucket and floor-cloth.

    You Don't Take Names

  • – Have you got nothing better than this for a floor-cloth?

    Camilla

  • The brown books of diary were inside: and on the floor-cloth were some letters.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • Beneath the head of his bag, beneath the bag and the floor-cloth, was the green wallet in which he carried his diary.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • The woman at first seemed not to hear; then, without a word of excuse, she pushed back her pail and dragged a wet floor-cloth across the landing, keeping her eyes fixed on Lily while the latter swept by.

    The House of Mirth

  • The woman at first seemed not to hear; then, without a word of excuse, she pushed back her pail and dragged a wet floor-cloth across the landing, keeping her eyes fixed on Lily while the latter swept by.

    The House of Mirth

  • The woman at first seemed not to hear; then, without a word of excuse, she pushed back her pail and dragged a wet floor-cloth across the landing, keeping her eyes fixed on Lily while the latter swept by.

    The House of Mirth

  • The barrels must be opened only on the floor-cloth, and no metallic setter used in driving either copper or wooden hoops.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • He made my dining-room and drawing-room tables; the frames of my chairs, which were covered with silk by Margaret; my sofa, and my four-post bedstead; and it was he who painted the floor-cloth in my hall, and the capital picture of the Queen and Prince Albert which hung over the dining-room chimney-piece.

    The Doll and Her Friends or Memoirs of the Lady Seraphina

  • For an indoor production of the pageant if a green woodland set cannot be had, green screens with pine branches fastened to them, a green or brown floor-cloth, and forest-green hanging filling in the background may be used.

    Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People

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