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Red carpet   /rɛd kˈɑrpət/   Listen
Red carpet

A strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on.

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"Red carpet" Quotes from Famous Books

... vase of water on its top to fume and bubble with excitement. A warm, sultry smell was diffused throughout the room. A thermometer on the wall farthest from the stove stood at eighty degrees. The parlour was hung with red curtains, and covered with a red carpet, and looked just as warm as it felt. The difference betwixt the atmosphere here and the cold, wintry twilight out of doors, was like stepping at once from Nova Zembla to the hottest part of India, or from the ...
— Famous Stories Every Child Should Know • Various

... the light diffusely reflected from them. A white object, such as a sheet of paper, a whitewashed fence, or a table cloth, absorbs little of the light which falls upon it, but reflects nearly all, thus producing the sensation of white. A red carpet absorbs the light rays incident upon it except the red rays, and these ...
— General Science • Bertha M. Clark

Words linked to "Red carpet" :   carpet, rug, uncommon, carpeting

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