Webster 1913 Edition
A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal.
[OF. See 4th
Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain.
When he saw them so piteous and so
Anything growing thickly, or closely interwoven, so as to resemble a mat in form or texture;
matof weeds; a
An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture;
matof a daguerreotype
A low, tufted, European grass (.
a kind of rush (
Scirpus lacustris) used in England for making mats.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To cover or lay with mats.
To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
And o’er his eyebrows hung his
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A texture of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, or other material, to be laid on a floor for cleaning the boots and shoes of those who enter a house, and for other purposes.
2.A web of rope-yard, used in ships to secure the standing rigging from the friction of the yards, &c.
1.To twist together; to interweave like a mat; to entangle.
And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair.
2.To press together; to lay flat; as matted grass.