Brussels carpet

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).
[1790-1800]

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      type of machine-made floor covering with the loops of the pile uncut. All colours run with the warp, concealed, and are brought above the foundation in loops, as needed, to produce the pattern.

      Thought to have originated in or near Brussels, this technique became fashionable in the first half of the 19th century. Brussels carpets have been made in many places. Wilton carpets follow a similar process, but the loops are cut, producing a pile surface.

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  • Brussels carpet — n. [after BRUSSELS, where it was made] a patterned carpeting made of small loops of colored woolen yarn in a linen warp …   English World dictionary

  • Brussels carpet — noun Etymology: Brussels, Belgium Date: 1799 a carpet made of colored worsted yarns first fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread and then drawn up in loops to form the pattern …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brussels carpet — /brʌsəlz ˈkapət/ (say brusuhlz kahpuht) noun a kind of worsted carpet woven on a Jacquard loom, in which uncut loops form a heavy pile. {from Brussels} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brussels carpet — n. a carpet with a wool pile and a stout linen back. Etymology: Brussels in Belgium …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brussels carpet — Brus′sels car′pet n. tex a carpet with a design formed by pile loops of colored wool or yarns Compare tapestry carpet Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Brussels ground — Brussels Brus sels, n. A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc. [1913 Webster] {Brussels carpet}, a kind of carpet made of worsted yarn fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread. The worsted, which alone …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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