A carpet made in Axminster imitating the Turkey carpet, noted for its thick and soft pile.
Origin of axminster
After Axminster, a town of southwest England
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Axminster Sentence Examples
of London by the London & South Western railway, the terminus of a light railway from Axminster.
AXMINSTER, a market-town in the Honiton parliamentary division of Devonshire, England, on the river Axe, 27 m.
Axminster was long celebrated for the admirable quality of its carpets, which were woven by hand, like tapestry.
Their name is preserved, but since the seat of this industry was removed to Wilton near Salisbury, the inhabitants of Axminster have found employment in brush factories, corn mills, timber yards and an iron foundry.
Axminster (Axemystre) derives its name from the river Axe and from the old abbey church or minster said to have been built by King lEthelstan.