place mat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n place mat a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting
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Usage

In literature:

This was spread out, and a mat placed on the top of it.
"A True Hero" by W.H.G. Kingston
The reader may remember the monitor of the school in which Mat was a pupil when the eviction of the widow Cunningham took place.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
He turned out the lights and placing the key under the door mat stole through the garden.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
The side streets leading out of the bazaar are narrow and dingy, covered up in places with awnings and matting.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The hair mats were white and unruffled, the chairs were placed in an orderly manner against the wall, and no dust lay upon them.
"Left at Home" by Mary L. Code
The result of friction, to prevent which it is usual to cover, with skins, mats, or canvas, the places most exposed to it.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He leant down and tried to pull the mat from its place, but that was impossible.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
When using mats or cylinders, the general form of the cavity must be depended upon to hold the filling in place.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
Door-mats know their place.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
They have no settled places of residence, and live in small blanket or mat tents, or temporary sheds outside villages.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
They bury the body at a particular place back of their houses, and use mats for a coffin.
"A Narrative of the Mutiny, on Board the Ship Globe, of Nantucket, in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 1824" by William Lay
Place the reed fence sloping behind them, and fasten a mat to its top, that may be let down in bad weather.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
You will find the sellers of spices, fruit, vegetables, and other such matters seated in long rows, on mats placed upon the ground.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
Those who dwell in that place weave mats of pearls and precious stones.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
The matting was in its place.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Sleeping mats of grasses supply the place of beds, and no chairs are to be seen.
"Burma" by R.Talbot Kelly
Here they were placed in a heap on the ground, covered over with raw hides and mats, and left for three days to heat.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
Furs were placed outside the line of mats.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
But Mat knew what he was about, and it was my place to do his bidding.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
In it he placed a mat of reeds which his good squaw had woven with great care.
"Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children" by Flora J. Cooke
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In news:

Out with the white tablecloths, in with the orange place mats.
Place rubber matting under the dish.
Non-slip mat keeps everything in place.
Bainbridge placed 11th at regionals with 48.5 points and advances three wrestlers to the Mat Classic XXII at the Tacoma Dome this weekend.
Talkin' baseball: LA Dodgers' Don Mattingly finally in right place.
Talkin' baseball : LA Dodgers' Don Mattingly finally in right place.
The Mariner mat men wrestled seven duals last weekend, taking eigth place in the 2012 Peninsula Duals at Nikiski.
Place mats can protect fridge shelves.
Place on your silicone baking mat.
I'd just placed the 26-pound rifle on my shooting mat with several rounds of ammunition.
The PIG Grippy Mat's patent-pending adhesive backing holds the mat in place, but leaves no residue.
Download free sewing patterns to sew leaf and pumpkin place mats for fall.
Free Pumpkin Place Mat Sewing Pattern.
Free Leaf Place Mat Sewing Pattern.
Note that instructions for constructing the place mats are included in the Oct/Nov Sew News, available in print and as a digital issue.
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In science:

Placing constraints upon these two neutral-particle parameters is further complicated by the fact that the number of neutrons (A − Z ) relative to the number of protons Z typically satisfies (A−Z )/mAt. ∼ (1.06c2/GeV )−Z for stable nuclei.
Precision tests of General Relativity with Matter Waves
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