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To get the loan recovered the creditor thus installs a carpet loom (khaddi) at the defaulter's home, and hence the household enters the vicious spiral of weaving carpets for the creditor; in some cases defaulters themselves suggest such a settlement to their creditor.
Officials pointed out to Kerry and McGovern the area where Coachlace Pond runoff overflowed its banks, causing a cave-in under railway tracks and blocking access to a culvert that has been funneling water under the mill buildings since the 1870s, when the water was used to run the carpet looms at Bigelow Mills.
OK, OK, we know you've got great big breasts, Lorraine, but that's no reason to get them out whenever a red carpet looms.
By age eight, Iqbal was hunched and thin, his growth stunted by malnourishment and the long hours crouched in small places at the bottom of vast carpet looms. Often he and the other children in the factory would work long hours into the night, fall asleep at their looms, and awaken again to resume their work.
By the end of the 18th century, there were 1,000 carpet looms working there.
Women who had worked at carpet looms as children were prone to birthing problems.
When some carpet looms were recently replaced by Victoria Carpets the company had the old looms broken up.