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Tatami

A thick straw floor mat in a Japanese house covered with finely woven reeds and bound with plain or decorated bands of silk, cotton, or hemp; its size of 3 feet by 6 feet is used as a standard unit of measurement.
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tatami

A thick straw mat serving as floor covering in the Japanese house. Used as standard unit of floor area, approx. 3 ft by 6 ft (1 m by 2 m).
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Tightly woven long-staple cellulose fibers--also used in brown paper bags--form a pattern reminiscent of caning or basketry, or Japanese tatamis that have been somewhat thickened.
Wala ng mas tatamis pa dito, he said, looking back to that 2012 Governors' Cup run for Rain or Shine where he had to celebrate the title on the sidelines due to a shoulder injury.
Le colosse, monstre des tatamis, comme preferent l'appeler les specialistes de la discipline, refuse de quitter le sublimissime monde du judo sur la pointe des pieds.