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 for Brussels carpet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brussels \Brussels\ prop. n. (Geography)
     The capital city of Belgium. Population (2000) = 949,070
     (metro). It has given its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of
     lace, etc.
     [PJC]
  
     Brussels carpet, a kind of carpet made of worsted yarn
        fixed in a foundation web of strong linen thread. The
        worsted, which alone shows on the upper surface in drawn
        up in loops to form the pattern.
  
     Brussels ground, a name given to the handmade ground of
        real Brussels lace. It is very costly because of the
        extreme fineness of the threads.
  
     Brussels lace, an expensive kind of lace of several
        varieties, originally made in Brussels; as, Brussels
        point, Brussels ground, Brussels wire ground.
  
     Brussels net, an imitation of Brussels ground, made by
        machinery.
  
     Brussels point. See Point lace.
  
     Brussels sprouts (Bot.), a plant of the Cabbage family,
        which produces, in the axils of the upright stem, numerous
        small green heads, or "sprouts," each a cabbage in
        miniature, of one or two inches in diameter; the
        thousand-headed cabbage.
  
     Brussels wire ground, a ground for lace, made of silk, with
        meshes partly straight and partly arched.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carpet \Car"pet\ (k[aum]r"p[e^]t), n. [OF. carpite rug, soft of
     cloth, F. carpette coarse packing cloth, rug (cf. It. carpita
     rug, blanket), LL. carpeta, carpita, woolly cloths, fr. L.
     carpere to pluck, to card (wool); cf. Gr. karpo`s fruit, E.
     Harvest.]
     1. A heavy woven or felted fabric, usually of wool, but also
        of cotton, hemp, straw, etc.; esp. a floor covering made
        in breadths to be sewed together and nailed to the floor,
        as distinguished from a rug or mat; originally, also, a
        wrought cover for tables.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Tables and beds covered with copes instead of
              carpets and coverlets.                --T. Fuller.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A smooth soft covering resembling or suggesting a carpet.
        "The grassy carpet of this plain." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Carpet beetle or Carpet bug (Zool.), a small beetle
        ({Anthrenus scrophulari[ae]), which, in the larval state,
        does great damage to carpets and other woolen goods; --
        also called buffalo bug.
  
     Carpet knight.
        (a) A knight who enjoys ease and security, or luxury, and
            has not known the hardships of the field; a hero of
            the drawing room; an effeminate person. --Shak.
        (b) One made a knight, for some other than military
            distinction or service.
  
     Carpet moth (Zool.), the larva of an insect which feeds on
        carpets and other woolen goods. There are several kinds.
        Some are the larv[ae] of species of Tinea (as Tinea
        tapetzella); others of beetles, esp. Anthrenus.
  
     Carpet snake (Zool.), an Australian snake. See Diamond
        snake, under Diamond.
  
     Carpet sweeper, an apparatus or device for sweeping
        carpets.
  
     To be on the carpet, to be under consideration; to be the
        subject of deliberation; to be in sight; -- an expression
        derived from the use of carpets as table cover.
  
     Brussels carpet. See under Brussels.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Brussels carpet
      n 1: a carpet with a strong linen warp and a heavy pile of
           colored woolen yarns drawn up in uncut loops to form a
           pattern

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