matting

Part of speech: noun

A coarsely woven floor- covering.

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Usage examples "matting":

  1. Perhaps the most peculiar package, next to that of the chief, is one which incloses in a single matting, with sea- lion skins, the bodies of a man and woman. - "A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204", H. C. Yarrow.
  2. A cool matting was on the floor; the light softened by green hanging blinds; the soft gloom of books, as usual, all about; Mr. Richmond's table, and work materials, and empty chair telling of his habitual occupation; and on his table a jar of beautiful flowers, which some parishioner's careful hand had brought for his pleasure. - "Opportunities", Susan Warner.
  3. Jackson appeared hurriedly, seized Stephen's bag, and led the way upstairs through the cool and darkened house to a pretty little room on the south side, with matting, and roses on the simple dressing- table. - "The Crisis, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009.