Source: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson page 42

Context: While he himself, setting down the candle and making a great and obvious call on his resolution, mounted the steps and knocked with a somewhat uncertain hand on the red baize of the cabinet door.

In Their Words: a soft, usually green, woolen or cotton fabric resembling felt, used chiefly for the tops of billiard tables.

In My Words: felt like fabric

In Pictures:

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