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body Brussels

noun
1.
See under Brussels carpet.

Brussels carpet

noun
1.
a carpet made with three-ply or four-ply worsted yarn drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern over the entire surface (body Brussels) or made of worsted or woolen yarns on which a pattern is printed (tapestry Brussels)
Origin of Brussels carpet
1790-1800
1790-1800
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  • Long since she had banished the old "body Brussels" carpet and substituted rugs subdued in colour if commonplace in design.

    Mrs. Balfame Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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Brussels carpet

noun
1.
a worsted carpet with a heavy pile formed by uncut loops of wool on a linen warp
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