matt

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matte, mat, matt

A surface finish which is dull, with little or no gloss or sheen, and with low light reflectivity.
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So stubborn was its consistency, that in conveying my heavily-weighted hand to my mouth, the connecting links almost raised the calabash from the mats on which it had been placed.
These individuals now provided us with fresh mats to lie upon, covered us with several folds of tappa, and then extinguishing the tapers that had been burning, threw themselves down beside us, and after a little desultory conversation were soon sound asleep.
Then I wrapped up the child in my medicines and again bound the mat about the bundle.
I went again, bearing the mat containing the dead child in my right hand.
Then I undid the mat, and he looked on the child, and laughed aloud.
Now, my father, I tell you that the marrow melted in my bones with terror, for if I undid the mat I feared he must see the child and then--"
He stuck for the five goats and the sleeping mat for a matter of half an hour, while the hyenas sniffed and growled and laughed hideously.
Bring with you the three fat goats, the new sleeping mat, and the piece of copper wire the length of a large man's forearm.
I will make no medicine," he said, "until I have the goats and the mat and the copper wire.
How she could get three goats and a sleeping mat out of the village and through the jungle to the cave of Bukawai, she did not know, but that she would do it somehow she was quite positive--she would do it or die.
If I had had the luck to meet with such a wife as Mat found
And Mat blows away at his bassoon, and you're respectable civilians one and all," says Mr.