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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Rug-headed Having shaggy hair; shock-headed. "Those rough rug-headed kerns."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rug-headed Shock-headed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rug-headed shock-headed
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; cf. Rug.


In literature:

A mask of the Hostjobokon, which had been laid upon the rug, was drawn over the invalid's head.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
I buried my head in the miserable sheet and rug, and cried like a child.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
We were making our way round a rugged point of rock, and Don Jose's head had just risen above it, when he called to us to stop.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
At its head Frais Vallon narrows into a rugged gorge, and is finally lost in the summit of the hills lying to the northward of Algiers.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
Before me were row after row of heads, mostly rough, rugged and unwashed.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Then we unbound the man, removed the rug from his head, and slipped out the gag.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
They were heading for the rocks at the base of a rugged range of hills directly ahead of the electric stage.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
It was very comfortable sitting there on the hearth-rug with his head on his mother's lap.
"Left at Home" by Mary L. Code
They gained a rugged rock of some extent, but the water washed round them and the spray occasionally flew over their heads.
"The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy" by W.H.G. Kingston
People without berths, but with a chair and a rug from the head steward, began now to tuck away.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
Arethusa spread the rug underneath the Hollow Tree, and lay down upon it, resting her head on her crossed arms.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
The head is pillowed on a large brick, commonly covered with a piece of stuff or a rug.
"Chaldea" by Zénaïde A. Ragozin
For a while he stood in the dim library, head bent, staring at the rug under foot.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
Melissy watched him ride away, strong and rugged and ungraceful, from the head to the heel of him a man.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
The woman was lying on the floor by the bench where she sewed, her head pillowed on her rag-rug.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Audrey sat on the rug at her father's feet, with her head against his knee.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
To make an open-mouthed rug head, use the natural skull when possible.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
If the fringe is made of two colors, take one of each for the tassels, weaving the heading with the one which predominates in the rug.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
The wind, too, had been carrying him back toward the shore, at a rugged point called Ireland Head.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
He was lying upon the settle covered with rugs, with a cushion under his head.
"Barbara Lynn" by Emily J. Jenkinson

In poetry:

R was a Railway Rug,
Extremely large and warm;
Papa he wrapped it round his head,
In a most dreadful storm.
"Nonsense Alphabet" by Edward Lear
Though louring skies on me descend,
And rugged paths I tread,
His "friendly" staff shall still defend,
And lift my fainting head.
"Hymn" by Maria Frances Cecilia Cowper
For her head sank back on the rugged wall,–
A silence fell o'er the warriors' hall;
She had pour'd out her soul with her song's last tone;
The lyre was broken, the minstrel gone!
"The Sicilian Captive" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Pilatus frees his rugged head,
Zug's crouching lake, released from dread,
Looks up and smiles with face serene;
And, gazed on by the dying sun,
The phantom snow—crests, one by one,
Glow with transfigured mien.
"Celestial Heights" by Alfred Austin

In news:

We can all agree that head rugs and hair plugs are usually ridiculous looking.
When Payson and Aurelia Kennedy quit their jobs in Atlanta, cashed out their retirement, packed up their four children and headed for the wild and rugged Nantahala River 40 years ago, their mothers weren't sure what had gotten into them.
Head on over and upload your very own, even if that means making your dog or favorite stuffed penguin glide backwards on the living room Ikea rug.
Federal Signal's SmartSiren Platinum consists of a rugged, designed light and siren control head, re-defined amplifier relay unit and the exclusive FS Convergence Network for quick, easy "plug-and-play" serial communication.
Surya, a manufacturer of area rugs and home accessories, has enlisted industry veteran Eva Di Adamo to head its product development team.
I am the head busted open with the pipe wrench, the one written about in the police briefs on grey paper that will yellow soon and curl at the edges like a new rug, looking by most standards old and quite familiar.