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carpeting

noun
     
Related topics: Household, Material, Textiles
car‧pet‧ing
1TIMDH [uncountable] carpets in general, or the material used for making them:
a spacious room with wall-to-wall carpeting (=covering the whole floor)
2 [countable] British English informal an occasion when you talk to someone in an angry way because they have done something wrong:
He was called to the manager's office for a carpeting.

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