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  • n. a strip of carpet for laying on stairs


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  • He fits right in, even with the stair-carpet: He is so bold and unafraid, and such a cuddly, soppy thing.

    2009 June « Barefoot in the Kitchen

  • Ragnhild, who made such use herself of the thick red stair-carpet and the keyholes everywhere!

    A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings

  • But the paint was on and had time to dry; the red stair-carpet came and was laid down with brass rods; the staircase looked wonderfully fine; wonderfully fine, too, were the doors and windows in the rooms upstairs.

    A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings

  • When I woke I thought it over, and I remembered a big roll of old stair-carpet up in a garret where nobody went -- a useless old roll that my dear old mother has dragged about with us for years -- ever since we lived in Russell Square, in fact.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • I wasn't going to wait for a crowd, so I out with the stair-carpet and bowled it open all along the pavement.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Throughout the interviews, the Dutch even the villain from PEA Force were unfailingly courteous, unrolling their faultless English like stair-carpet down each step of the enquiry.

    A Rude Awakening

  • Maigret brushed past the green plant that was sticking out of a huge china vase and once more felt the stair-carpet with the brass rods under his feet.

    Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets

  • "Confess, now," said I, looking at them, "have you not had secret designs on the hall - and stair-carpet?"

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864

  • But she had reckoned without a loose nail in the stair-carpet, which, apparently resenting her hasty progress past it, had torn a yard of filmy ruching off her skirt before she realized what was happening.

    Betty Wales Senior

  • Joe the gardener still stopped, however, on the mat below in the passage, as nothing short of a peremptory command from the vicar would have constrained him to put his heavy clod-hopping boots on the soft stair-carpet.

    Teddy The Story of a Little Pickle


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