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  • A rag-carpet covered the floor; green rush-bottomed chairs, a settee with chintz cover, and a straight-backed rocking-chair were distributed around the walls; and for ornament there was an alphabetical sampler in a frame, over the low wooden mantel-piece.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 45, July, 1861

  • Its single room with its raftered walls, books and a lamp, an old-fashioned stove, a work-basket, a faded rag-carpet and the trophies of childhood, boy and girl, was snug and comfortable.


  • I gave them also three rag-carpet blankets out of the four that were sent me by a woman who took up a new rag-carpet she had just put down, and cut it into four pieces after listening to the recital of the great suffering in these camps.

    A Woman's Life-Work — Labors and Experiences

  • Over this went, flooding the rag-carpet for yards around.

    Ruth Fielding Down East Or, The Hermit of Beach Plum Point

  • Having no bed to offer, she loosened the rag-carpet from one corner of the room, had fresh straw put on the floor, and after supper, tucked us away on it, drawing the carpet over us in place of quilts.

    The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate

  • I was shown a rag-carpet on the fence, which they obtained for washing for one of the neighbors.

    A Woman's Life-Work — Labors and Experiences

  • It was a long, narrow room where Grey and the children were, covered with rag-carpet, (she and the boys and old Oth had made the balls for it last winter): well lighted, for Father Gurney had his desk in there to-night.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • Mrs. Piper, on whose heart, Pearl's words had fallen like a benediction, saw that in making her rag-carpet, over which she had worked so hard – she was helping to furnish one little corner of her country, for it would make her front room a brighter place, and there her children, and the boys and girls of the neighborhood would have good times and pleasant memories.

    Purple Springs

  • Already she had woven a rag carpet for herself, was at work on one for a neighbor, and had promised as many more as she could do before spring; the news of the arrival of a rag-carpet weaver having gone with despatch all through the lower walks of San Bernardino life.


  • A comparatively dry spot was found among the little poplars, and here she built a tent with blankets and a bit of rag-carpet that came in most handy for such purposes.

    The Homesteaders A Novel of the Canadian West


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