Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A piece of canvas that has been primed, decorated, and varnished and is used as a floor covering.

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  • noun a cloth, normally of flannel, used for cleaning floors.
  • noun materials used in place of carpeting for covering floors, such as linoleum or oilcloth

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Three Random Words: la panosse (f) = floorcloth = passer la panosse = to mop the floor le monticule (m) = hillock, mound; heap la papille (f) = papilla = les papilles gustatives = taste buds

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Three Random Words: la panosse (f) = floorcloth = passer la panosse = to mop the floor le monticule (m) = hillock, mound; heap la papille (f) = papilla = les papilles gustatives = taste buds

    dorloter - French Word-A-Day

  • Three Random Words: la panosse (f) = floorcloth = passer la panosse = to mop the floor le monticule (m) = hillock, mound; heap la papille (f) = papilla = les papilles gustatives = taste buds

    French Word-A-Day:

  • He was a clothworker by birth and his colleagues used to ask why dealing in canvas, or ``floorcloth'', as it was known, gave him a right to talk about art as well as counting the cash

    Peter Stothard - Times Online - WBLG

  • He was a clothworker by birth and his colleagues used to ask why dealing in canvas, or ``floorcloth'', as it was known, gave him a right to talk about art as well as counting the cash

    The best book loan in literary history?

  • Tuesday morning in the hall, (it was two feet square, as charged for floorcloth,) and Herbert suggested certain things for breakfast that he thought Joe would like.

    Great Expectations

  • Her Majesty is no stranger to a vault or firmament, of a sort of floorcloth, with an indistinct pattern distantly resembling eyes, which occasionally obtrudes itself on her repose.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • It was a neat, dull little house, on the shady side of the way, with new, narrow floorcloth in the passage, and new, narrow stair – carpets up to the first floor.

    Sketches by Boz

  • The complete book of floorcloths : designs & techniques for painting great-looking canvas rugs / Kathy Cooper —Two dozen different methods for creating and embellishing a design; eight projects ranging from geometric patterns to freeform squiggles; 63 artists showing off a glorious range of contemporary work: and dozens of luscious pictures: in short, it's the home decorator's dream guide to making the perfect floorcloth.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • The complete book of floorcloths : designs & techniques for painting great-looking canvas rugs / Kathy Cooper —Two dozen different methods for creating and embellishing a design; eight projects ranging from geometric patterns to freeform squiggles; 63 artists showing off a glorious range of contemporary work: and dozens of luscious pictures: in short, it's the home decorator's dream guide to making the perfect floorcloth.

    9/9: New at the library this week

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