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Parquet floor   /pɑrkˈeɪ flɔr/   Listen
Parquet floor

noun
1.
A floor made of parquetry.  Synonym: parquet.






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"Parquet floor" Quotes from Famous Books



... his wrath boiling over as he sought words in which to give it utterance. And then, words failing him to express the half of what was in him, he lifted the bag high above his head, and hurled it at her feet with a force that sent half the glittering contents rolling about the parquet floor. "Citoyenne, your journey has been in vain. I will not treat with you ...
— The Trampling of the Lilies • Rafael Sabatini

... dim room, tapping his heels on the parquet floor, and though he spoke loudly, his voice held a note ...
— Tales of the Wilderness • Boris Pilniak

... patterns; there was a little faded gilding still left along the angles. The walls were covered with Flemish tapestry, six scenes from the Judgment of Solomon, framed in golden garlands, with satyrs and cupids playing among the leaves. The parquet floor had been laid down by the present Marquis, and Chesnel had picked up the furniture at sales of the wreckage of old chateaux between 1793 and 1795; so that there were Louis Quatorze consoles, tables, clock-cases, andirons, candle-sconces and tapestry-covered chairs, which marvelously completed ...
— The Jealousies of a Country Town • Honore de Balzac

... style a la Ropetovsky, with little horses, carved facings, roosters, and wooden towels bordered with lace-also of wood; a carpet with a white runner on the stairs; in the front hall a stuffed bear, holding a wooden platter for visiting cards in his out-stretched paws; a parquet floor in the ballroom, heavy raspberry silk curtains and tulle on the windows, along the walls white and gold chairs and mirrors with gilt frames; there are two private cabinets with carpets, divans, and soft satin puffs; in the bedrooms blue and rose lanterns, ...
— Yama (The Pit) • Alexandra Kuprin

... only in fun. Of course, I shouldn't rink on a parquet floor. I should like to see our butler's face if I did it on our polished oak. I think I'll suggest it to Mr ...
— Sarah's School Friend • May Baldwin

... mirror, in a massive gilt frame, hung upon the wall opposite door and fireplace, reaching from the ceiling to the parquet floor. ...
— The Upas Tree - A Christmas Story for all the Year • Florence L. Barclay



Words linked to "Parquet floor" :   floor, parquet, flooring



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