Most families live on the second floor of their wood homes, sleeping, eating, and socializing on MATS in the main room.
Chili peppers were everywhere, drying on MATS, on roofs, and in fields.
Gingerly, about 30 couples lay down and squatted on MATS and rugs for the mass face-sit.
There were MATS everywhere and it was like a big rainy-day sleepover with most of the cast.
Kerstin Nilsson and MATS Berg run a quaint horse farm about 40 minutes from the hotel called Ofelas.
As in Japanese houses, MATS are used for sitting and sleeping purposes.
Protect them from the air and frost, by laying in heaps in a dry place, covering them with MATS, or burying them in dry sand.
When first woven, the MATS are usually of a dark green color.
Where there are no frames to spare, the beds may be covered with MATS over hoops, and the sides secured by boards and straw-bands.
Trained as an espalier, with protection of straw or MATS, it will do tolerably well throughout the Middle states.
loosely joined natural materials used as bedding, etc., Old English matte, from Late Latin matta "mat made of rushes" (4c.), probably from Punic or Phoenician matta (cf. Hebrew mittah "bed, couch"). Meaning "tangled mass" is from 1835. That of "piece of padded flooring used in gymnastics or wrestling" is attested from 1892; hence figurative phrase go to the mat "do battle" (1910). The Latin word also is the source of German Matte, matze; Dutch mat, Italian matta. French natte "mat, matting" is from Late Latin secondary form natta (cf. napkin).
"sheet of backing material," 1845, from French mat "dull surface or finish" (15c.), noun use of Old French mat (adj.); see mat (adj.).
1640s, "lusterless, dull" (of a color or surface), from French mat "dull, dead surface," from Old French mat "beaten down, withered, afflicted, dejected; dull," which is perhaps from Latin mattus "maudlin with drink," from madere "to be wet or sodden, be drunk," from PIE root *mad- "to be wet, drip" (see mast (n.2)). Or the French word might represent a transferred use from chess of mater "to checkmate, defeat," from Arabic (see mate (v.2)).
early 15c., "to make mats," from mat (n.1). From 1540s as "to provide with mats, to cover with mats;" meaning "to become tangled" is from 1570s. Related: Matted; matting.