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Usage examples for matting

  1. And while I am gone, it might be a good plan to take up the matting and re- cover some of the chairs, and have the sofa done over, you think? – Hildegarde's Harvest by Laura E. Richards
  2. It was a room about fourteen feet square, the sides of which were covered with a beautiful paper, representing portions of the history of Paul and Virginia: the floor was covered with fine matting with here and there a small Persian carpet above it. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  3. There is a passage all round where pots and baskets are kept, and within that a square room made of matting with a mat floor. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  4. We went into the king's house, which is still standing, and saw some beautiful matting lining the walls, taking the place of our house paper. – Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California by Mary Evarts Anderson
  5. We were the first arrivals, so we collected from the various rooms as many bits of torn and rotten old matting as we could find, to keep the dust down in our own room, which was about 40 feet long by 30 feet wide, so very much covered with dust that no pavement could be seen without digging. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  6. Followed a short spell of peace in which Leonie raised her hand to summon her ayah squatting on the dressing- room matting and put an end to the incessant chattering. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest
  7. The men rowed well together; and as the word was passed by the sentries the officer on duty could plainly make out beneath the matting awning, reaching nearly from end to end of the boat, the figures of the sultan and several of his officers. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  8. G. and I go ashore and stumble along a deep, sandy road; on either side are little and big trees with open cottages behind them, made of neatly woven bamboo matting lit with oil crusies. – From Edinburgh to India & Burmah by William G. Burn Murdoch
  9. A line attached to a basket or bag of matting was tossed up over the rail. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  10. People were living in tents, in brush houses, even in shelter made by four upright green poles over which were spread matting and old bedding. – History of California by Helen Elliott Bandini
  11. We always sleep upon the ground- floor on matting – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  12. No one of the household had ever seen a carpet; but there was matting on some of the floors. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  13. The provisions were stowed safely away in the bottom and covered over with a piece of old matting and then Tom and Susy started off. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  14. The little house built of bamboo and thatch, with an outer veranda, where the friends are sitting, and the inner room, behind a wall of bamboo matting where the man is lying. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  15. He was as big as a man, somewhat lank, and covered with coarse hair the colour of cocoanut matting – The Missing Link by Edward Dyson
  16. Grunting disgustedly, Sheckly stretched out on the floor matting and tried to think of other things. – Skin Game by Charles E. Fritch
  17. But it was particularly the serpents that turned his blood cold when, stepping upon a matting of moving, withered leaves, he caught sight of their slim heads gliding amidst a horrid maze of roots. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  18. Frail huts with doors of matting and windows of calico began to arise. – Six Months at the Cape by R.M. Ballantyne
  19. They are built with a pointed stern and bow rising with the sweep of a short curve from the water high above the cabin roof, which is always covered with a straw matting – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
  20. Matting is easily broken and should not be used where the bed must be drawn away from the wall to be made, or heavy furniture moved about. – The Complete Home by Various