Did you mayhaps mean Marie?
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fresh herring in which the roe or milt is perfectly but not largely developed. This is the state in which the fish are in the best condition for food, being most delicious as well as most nutritive. Although they are not so bulky in appearance as full herring, they are in reality much fatter. See full herring, under herring. Perley.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.), Eng. & Scot. A fat herring with undeveloped roe.
“I agree that single patrolling is a bad idea, I have lost count of the times I have stopped 2 or more known criminals seeing me on my own 1 will “kick off” requiring all my diplomacy and tact to calm him down while matie with the class A/Stolen items walks away quietly.”
“I worked in the shipping industry for two decades and I knew ship's captains and mates who risked their lives sailing through waters infested by real pirates; not the "Aargh, Avast ye matie" shouting buffoons with funny hats, but desperate young men in high speed boats wielding AK47s and RPGs.”
“You'll reinstitute the dual pronoun or you'll walk the plank, matie!" or, even "Aaarh!”
“I'm not sure why, or what it means to you personally, but the fact still remains, that today is the day... matie”
“Between men of the incoming and outgoing battalions such casual greetings were exchanged as: "Wot's it like up here, matie?”
“You've everything fixed nicely, have you, matie?”
“You're all right, matie!" he said, slapping Dan-on the shoulder.”
“Because the cook was on the floor and the matie had to do the work.”
“I take it as sufficient evidence of this fact that, though even the matie could tell you that the pots ought to be tinned once a month, neither the butler nor the cook ever seems to remember when the day comes round.”
“Arggg, 'dem used game be dee real villains, matie!”
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