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floorcloth

[flawr-klawth, -kloth, flohr-] /ˈflɔrˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ, ˈfloʊr-/
noun, plural floorcloths
[flawr-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths, flohr-] /ˈflɔrˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs, ˈfloʊr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a cloth for washing or wiping floors.
2.
a piece of cloth or the like, as crash, drugget, or linoleum, used with or without a carpet for covering a floor.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; floor + cloth
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  • Finishing work has included hanging reproduced wallpaper, graining some of the woodwork, and laying the floorcloth.

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