Posted by James Briggs on November 11, 2001
In Reply to: Meaning request: Carpet biting posted by Andrew Armanini on November 11, 2001
: No I'm not talking about the sexual conitations.
: I was watching the history of britain on BBC and the term was used in a description of King Henry.
The same expression was used to describe Hitler. In his case it's said he used to chew a nearby carpet when he was in one of his frenzies of temper. I guess Henry did the same, except carpets were rare things in his time!