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red' car'pet




1. a red strip of carpet placed on the ground for high-ranking dignitaries to walk on when entering or leaving a building, vehicle, or the like.
2. a display of courtesy or deference, as that shown to persons of high station: The visiting princess was treated to the red carpet in Rome.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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