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steamer rug

a coarse, heavy lap robe used by ship passengers sitting in deck chairs.
Origin of steamer rug
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Spoof's couch had been made up; his steamer rug lay tucked about it.

    Neighbours Robert Stead
  • I've given her my old fur coat and the steamer rug from your den.

    Shandygaff Christopher Morley
  • Lets take a steamer rug, Betty said, not to be outdone, and the rest added other suggestions.

  • Cap in one hand and steamer rug in the other, there stood Mr. Saltus, smiling at my bewilderment.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man Marie Saltus
  • Well, I've got your chair and steamer rug all ready for you and all you have to do is come sit in it.

  • His companion pleaded guilty with a sigh and slipped her hand into his beneath the steamer rug.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • “Oh, it makes me angry all over again to think of it,” Bess jerked at the steamer rug again.

  • Placing my steamer rug upon the bed, I am soon oblivious to all surroundings and happy in a land of pleasant dreams.

  • She made Jean and Marjorie sit down on a box on which she had spread a steamer rug.

    Neighbours Robert Stead
  • "That's stretching your imagination a bit," interrupted Judy, reclining at full length on a steamer rug on the ground.

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