A rug laid on a floor in front of a fireplace.(noun)
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Use "hearthrug" in a sentence
"The hearthrug was a wonderful old Persian thing, all faint greens and pinks."
"She shook the mats out at the front-door and put them straight; the hearthrug was a rabbit-skin."
"And out towards the coal-scuttle was a region near the impassable thickets of the ragged hearthrug where lived certain china Zulus brandishing spears, and a mountain country of rudely piled bricks concealing the most devious and enchanting caves and several mines of gold and silver paper."