carpet burn

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Noun[edit]

carpet burn (plural carpet burns)

  1. A skin injury caused by friction with a carpet or similar surface.
    • 1996 Kim R.Oates - The Spectrum of Child Abuse: assessment, treatment, and prevention (page 51) [1]
      More unusual marks occur when a child is pushed against a patterned object, such as the imprint of a carpet or a carpet burn where the child's body skids along the carpet.
    • 2007 Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good(verse 3)
      Sweet reunion, jamaica and spain
      We're like how we were again
      I'm in the tub youre on the seat
      Lick your lips as I soak my feet
      Then you notice lickle carpet burn
      My stomach drops and my guts churn
      You shrug and it's the worst
      To truly stuck the knife in first