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Mat rush


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mat rush (Bot) a kind of rush (Scirpus lacustris) used in England for making mats.
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In literature:

I could easily hew off the rush matting and then deal with the box as I had done with the others.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
Bosambo, kneeling on a rush mat, busy with a native chisel and a pot of clay paint, looked up.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
The cold stone floors were covered with mats of rushes.
"William the Conqueror" by Jacob Abbott
The hut was constructed of rushes, platted into mats.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
A rush mat serves them for a bed, a serape as an overcoat by day and a blanket at night.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
And rush mats on the tiled floor!
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
One of the pieces (139544) is sewed, or threaded, rush matting (pl.
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
The mats were gradually made of finer rushes, until it became troublesome to give each rush its capital.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
The materials were rushes or palm-leaves; the mats made of palm-leaves were much the more durable and therefore the more valuable.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
Hard by stood a couple of tents of rush mats, very curiously woven and stained.
"The Admirable Lady Biddy Fane" by Frank Barrett
As he gave the alarm on deck, the Reis sprung from his mat and rushed to the helm.
"The Circassian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
They are clever at weaving rushes and cedar bark into mats, baskets, floor-cloths, and cargo covers.
"On Canada's Frontier" by Julian Ralph
The most civilized of them conceal the organs of generation by leaves, by interlaced rushes or mats, and by feathers.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The floor was covered with a rush matting; a harp stood near the fireplace.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
The novices rushed here and there, slipping upon the mats.
"Japanese Fairy Tales" by Grace James
The pews with their rush-matted seats were worm-eaten, the crimson velvet of the pulpit was a dingy rag.
"Mitchelhurst Place, Vol. I (of 2)" by Margaret Veley
Mats of woven bark and plaited rushes lay on the smooth, hard dirt floor.
"Star" by Forrestine C. Hooker
We still employ rushes made into matting, for the floors of churches.
"Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present" by John Timbs
The space beneath had been prepared for their reception, the ground being neatly covered with rush mats.
"La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West" by Francis Parkman
F. After they are firm enough to handle, drainage is completed on racks covered with rush matting.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk

In poetry:

Laid is the bamboo mat on rush mat square;--
Here shall he sleep, and, waking, say, "Divine
What dreams are good? For bear and grizzly bear,
And snakes and cobras, haunt this couch of mine."
"On The Completion Of A Royal Palace" by Confucius

In news:

She was rushed to the hospital Monday after tripping over a mat outside the courtroom and hitting her face on the marble floor.