Etymology
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carpet-bombing (n.)
"the dropping of a large number of bombs on an entire area to inflict intense damage," 1945, from carpet (v.) + bomb (v.). Related: Carpet-bomb; carpet-bombed.
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carpeting (n.)
"cloth for carpets; carpets generally," 1758, verbal noun from carpet (v.).
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carpet-sweeper (n.)
"mechanical broom for sweeping carpets," 1859, from carpet (n.) + sweeper.
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carping (n.)
"unreasonable criticism or censure," c. 1400, verbal noun from carp (v.).
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carpo- (2)
word-forming element meaning "wrist," from combining form of Latin carpus, from Greek karpos "wrist" (see carpus).
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carpo- (1)
word-forming element meaning "fruit," from Latinized form of Greek karpos "fruit," from PIE root *kerp- "to gather, pluck, harvest."
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carpology (n.)

"study of the structure of fruits," 1806; see carpo- (1) "fruit" + -logy.

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car-pool (n.)
also carpool, "the sharing of a car ride by more than one person going to the same destination," 1942, American English, from car + pool (n.2). As a verb from 1962. Related: Carpooled; carpooling.
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carpophagous (adj.)
"fruit-eating," 1839, see carpo- (1) "fruit" + -phagous "eating."
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carport (n.)
also car-port, 1939, American English, from car + port (n.1).
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