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We found ourselves in a thick white metal cage that opened into the Medical Records room—an empty, warehouse-sized room with no staff, no patients, no chairs, no visitors, and no medical records. Its windows were bolted shut and covered with wire and dirt, its gray carpet bunched in ripples from decades of foot traffic. A waist-high cinder-block wall ran the length of the room, separating the waiting area from the area marked AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY, where several rows of tall metal shelves stood empty.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Does this mean the carpet is folded in a wavy shape? I can't visualize it.

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    it's when carpet becomes like this – Kreiri Feb 22 '16 at 9:13
  • @Kreiri... Thank you. I've got it. Do you mind posting an short answer so I can close up my question. – whitecap Feb 22 '16 at 9:17
  • As @Kreiri +1 has shown, it's due to the carpet stretching from extensive use. – Peter Feb 22 '16 at 9:22

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