or service. Carpet moth (Zoöl.), the larva of an insect which feeds on carpets and other woolen
goods. There are several kinds. Some are the larvæ of species of Tinea (as T. tapetzella); others of
beetles, esp. Anthrenus. Carpet snake (Zoöl.), 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.
(Car"pet), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carpeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Carpeting.] To cover with, or as with,
a carpet; to spread with carpets; to furnish with a carpet or carpets.
Carpeted temples in fashionable squares.
(Car"pet*bag`) n. A portable bag for travelers; so called because originally made of carpet.
(Car"pet*bag`ger) n. An adventurer; a term of contempt for a Northern man seeking
private gain or political advancement in the southern part of the United States after the Civil War [U. S.]
1. The act of covering with carpets.
2. Cloth or materials for carpets; carpets, in general.
The floor was covered with rich carpeting.
(Car"pet*less), a. Without a carpet.
1. One who deals in carpets; a buyer and seller of carpets.
2. One fond of pleasure; a gallant. Shak.
(Car"pet*way`) n. (Agric.) A border of greensward left round the margin of a plowed field.
(Car*phol"o*gy) n. [Gr. ka`rfos any small dry body + -logy: cf. F. carphologie.] (Med.)
(Carp"ing) a. Fault-finding; censorious caviling. See Captious.
(||Car`pin*te"ro) n. [Sp., a carpenter, a woodpecker.] A california woodpecker (Melanerpes
formicivorus), noted for its habit of inserting acorns in holes which it drills in trees. The acorns become
infested by insect larvæ, which, when grown, are extracted for food by the bird.
(Car`po*gen"ic) a. [Gr. karpo`s fruit + - gen.] (Bot.) Productive of fruit, or causing fruit to
(Car"po*lite) n. [Gr. karpo`s fruit + - lite, cf. F. carpolithe.] A general term for a fossil fruit,
nut, or seed.
(Car`po*log"i*cal) a. Of or pertaining to carpology.
(Car*pol"o*gist) n. One who describes fruits; one versed in carpology.