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  • When they speak of one that cannot do amiss, they will throw in, into his other conditions, that he hath Poco di matto.

    The Essays

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  • Madya, wine; Matta, intoxicated; Gypsy, matto, drunk; Gr. [Text which cannot be reproduced], wine, [Text which cannot be reproduced], to be drunk

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • For some eighteen years he was occupied in exploring and in opening telegraphlines through the eastern or northmiddle part of the great forest state, the wilderness state of the “matto grosso” —the “great wilderness, ” or, as Australians would call it, “the bush.

    IV. The Headwaters of the Paraguay

  • With him the conversation ranged from jaguar-hunting and the perils of exploration in the “matto grosso, ” the great wilderness, to Indian anthropology, to the dangers of a purely materialistic industrial civilization, and to Positivist morality.

    III. A Jaguar-Hunt on the Taquary

  • When they speak of one that cannot do amiss, they will throw in into his other conditions, that he hath Poco di matto [a little out of his senses].

    XL. Of Fortune

  • Muro bianco is paper good enough for everie matto: Prints were first invented for wise mens use, and not for fooles play.

    Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592

  • As we marched through the _matto_, using the large knives freely to open our way, we had to make great deviations in our course -- now because of a giant _jatoba_ lying dead upon the ground, then to give a wide berth to a group of graceful _akuri_ palms, with their huge spiky leaves.

    Across Unknown South America

  • We travelled over more red volcanic sand for some four kilometres, rising to 1,400 ft., on which elevation was thick _matto_, or stunted, much entangled forest.

    Across Unknown South America

  • We descended through thick undergrowth, under big _jatoba do matto_

    Across Unknown South America

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