• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a matinal Relating to the morning, or to matins; matutinal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: As specified by the Christian church, the canonical hours are matins, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, vespers, and compline.
    • matinal Relating to the morning, or to matins.
    • matinal [capitalized] Appellative of the second of Professor H. D. Rogers's fifteen subdivisions of the Paleozoic strata in the Appalachian chain, the names of which suggest metaphorically the different natural periods of the day. It represents Nos. II. and III. of the numerical divisions of the Paleozoic series according to the previous nomenclature of the Pennsylvania Survey, viz. the Matinal limestone and the Matinal shales and slates, the equivalent of the groups included between the Potsdam sandstone and the Oneida conglomerate according to the nomenclature of the New York Survey.
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In literature:

Before sunrise next morning the Emperor left his bed, and heard Mass said and Matins sung.
"The Book of Romance" by Various
When it was the matin-hour she rose and rang the bell.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
With this in contemplation, their souls full of fear, neither went that morning to matins.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
Birds were chanting matins as if all the jubilance of their short lives must be poured out at once.
"Moods" by Louisa May Alcott
The day was thrilling with the matins of the birds.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
What matin and midnight vigils must this literary phenomenon have patiently sustained!
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
You may wait till the matin bell rings.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846" by Various
Il etait pres d'une heure du matin!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Early on that day the Maoris came round the missionaries' tent and began their Matins worship.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
The whippoor-will chants matins as querulously as he does vespers.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
When I woke about five in the morning, the church bells were ringing matins over all that vast plain.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
It seemed to me awful that none of us should want his Matins.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
When the sun arose, the Friar took his leave to go to matins, and did not return till noon.
"Apparitions; or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses Developed" by Joseph Taylor
It was beautiful to wake the next morning with the birds singing a matin in the trees, and a wonderful Sabbath quiet over everything.
"The Enchanted Barn" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
It was just 11 a.m. when I arrived, and I found there would be both Matins and Holy Communion.
"Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan" by Frances Halton Eva Hasell
A little boy, about three years in age, played beside her as she sat on a fallen tree trunk and took part in the matin of the Terai.
"The Taming of the Jungle" by Dr. C. W. Doyle
Dorothy and Margot conducted a party of wounded soldiers to matins.
"Non-combatants and Others" by Rose Macaulay
One of the most charming of the many phases of nature's concert season is the matin songs of the birds.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
Will it be a man to preach, Even-song and Matin?
"Zoe; Or, Some Day" by May Leonard
So on the day of the Assumption, when mass and matins were said, the heralds blew their trumpets and sounded for the tourney.
"King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table" by Unknown

In poetry:

Swallows turned their glossy throats,
Timorous, uncertain,
When, to hear their matin notes,
Peeped she thro' her curtain.
"Bouche-Mignonne" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Awake my soul! in cheerful mood,
Thy matin thanks to pay!
The God, who gives thee rest, and food,
Directs thee to be gay.
"A Morning Hymn." by William Hayley
Our hearts with gratitude and rev'rence fraught,
By those pure precepts you have ever taught;
By your example, more than precept strong,
Of pray'r and praise have tun'd their matin song.
"The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral Drama" by Hannah More
O how delightful then, how sweet,
Again to feel life's pulses beat;
Again life's kindly warmth to prove;
To drink anew of pleasure's spring;
Again our matin song to sing
To the great Cause of light and love!
"Morning" by John Bowring
Here blazed the sacred fire, and, when the sun was gone,
As a star from afar to the traveller it shone;
And the warm blood of the victim have these gray old temples drunk,
And the death-song of the druid and the matin of the monk.
"The Pillar Towers of Ireland" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Brighter than rainbow in the north,
More cheery than the matin lark,
Is the soft gleam of Christian worth,
Which on some holy house we mark;
Dear to the pastor's aching heart
To think, where'er he looks, such gleam may have a part;
"Third Sunday After Epiphany" by John Keble

In news:

"Tower of Magic" runs Oct 12-27 at 8 pm, with one 2 pm matinée on Sunday, Oct 21.
" Blithe Spirit" will run Nov 8-11 & 14-17 at 8 pm with matinée performances on Sunday and Wednesday at 2 pm at the Edison State College Black Box (L119-B).
"Blithe Spirit" will run Nov 8-11 & 14-17 at 8 pm with matinée performances on Sunday and Wednesday at 2 pm at the Edison State College Black Box (L119-B).
Chanson de Matin & Chanson de Nuit.
Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinées.
The soundtrack from "Tous les Matins du Monde," overseen by the violist da gamba (.
Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinées through Dec 25.
The second terrorist manqué is Shawahar Matin Siraj, a 24-year-old Pakistani American, convicted of conspiring to bomb a NYC subway station.
Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinées.
Sundays- 8:45 am Orthros (Matins) & 10:00 am Divine LiturgyWednesdays- 7:00 pm Daily Vespers or other special services according to the season.
Wizardly makeup artist Matin Maulawizada shares his step-by-step directions for all-out evening eye makeup.
Wizardly makeup artist Matin Maulawizada shares his step-by-step directions for beautiful daytime eyes.

In science:

Translated from the French by Matin Jay Greenberg.
Lehmer Inequality and the Mordell-Weil Theorem for Drinfeld modules