He amuses himself by making hats, baskets, and table-mats, out of his straw.
"Jezebel's Daughter" by Wilkie Collins
There, after some exploration, she purchased an asbestos table-mat.
"Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls" by Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
A littered table, black with great age and heavily carved, and a chair to match, stood upon a rough fibre mat.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
Set the tin upon a mat or cold plate upon the table, then uncover and serve on hot plates.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
Well, here's a dark mat on this table.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
He did, and perceived it burning in the midst of his toilet-table mat.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
The walls were made of very coarse mats, and there were no tables or chairs.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
It is proper for table mats and other thick kinds of work.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
A few mats suitable for placing under dining tables are also made.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
Strips of felt can be woven in this way for table mats or holders.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
All set upon mats of autumn leaves on a bare table.
"Dinners and Luncheons" by Paul Pierce
The sitting room they went into had a table with a red cover, some books of no interest, and an old-fashioned lamp on a wool-work mat.
"The Diamond Pin" by Carolyn Wells
The table was set with the finest Sevres china, cobweb mats and thin old teaspoons that looked a little like the old ladies themselves.
"Tripping with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
In this situation he employed himself in the manufacture of straw baskets and table mats.
"Observations on Madness and Melancholy" by John Haslam
This place was furnished with tables, mats, stools, and every requisite for a place of retreat and rendezvous.
"The History of Margaret Catchpole" by Richard Cobbold
Each booth is a small enclosure, built of low tables, shaded by a huge rectangular umbrella made of matting with four sticks only.
"Mexico" by Susan Hale
The strip of matting should be exactly the width and length of the table.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
Half-way down the table the white cloth ended, and the lower half had a matting covering.
"A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
He lifted the things on the table; he lifted the matting on the floor; he shook his loose coat; all in vain.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Mats of a similar description are also made for placing under dishes on the dinner-table.
"Fire and Sword in the Sudan" by Rudolf C. Slatin