mattress

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mattress

1. a woven mat of brushwood, poles, etc., used to protect an embankment, dyke, etc., from scour
2. Civil engineering another name for blinding
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What does it mean when you dream about a mattress?

Dreaming about a mattress carries with it the same connotations as dreaming about a bed, though a bare mattress is more about resting or sleeping or having sexual relationships somewhere other than one’s own bedroom. (See also Bed/Bedroom).

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mattress

[′ma·trəs]
(civil engineering)
A woven mat, often of wire and cement blocks, used to prevent erosion of dikes, jetties, or river banks.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mattress

A layer or slab of concrete, laid directly on the ground, which acts as a footing or the like.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.