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  • They told me likewise that the natives inhabited this barren spot of _Al Kossir_, as being the nearest harbour on the coast of the Red Sea to the Nile, whence provisions were transported; and that the inhabitants were satisfied with slight matts instead of roofs to their houses because not troubled with rain, and the matts were a sufficient protection from the sun: but made their walls of stone to defend themselves against the malignity and rapaciousness of the _Badwis_, a perverse people, void of all goodness, who often suddenly assaulted the place in hope of plunder, and frequently pillaged the caravans coming across from the Nile with provisions and other commodities.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 06 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time

  • Gently she runs her fingers through the matts of my hair.

    Musica

  • Of course, the real problem is not the matts, which do, after all, come out with a few scissor snips.

    skin as white as a cuttlefish bone

  • And matts sister has already made the Secret Santa drawing .... what?!?!

    Random

  • And he's not even remotely done -- there are still matts in his armpits and groin, his belly and tail and legs aren't brushed, there's still dead coat in his ruff and bloomers and some scattered bits elsewhere that haven't given up the ghost yet ... and he still needs his toenails cut.

    skin as white as a cuttlefish bone

  • Gently she runs her fingers through the matts of my hair.

    Musica

  • Fair point Simon, but that isn't any proof re matts argument

    Withers' World

  • And which also traps dirt and makes him smelly and harbors ick, and which will turn into matts if ignored for too long.

    skin as white as a cuttlefish bone

  • No more illegals! time for all of you to go home, just leave, you have all wore out the welcome matts, now its time to leave!

    Driving Without English

  • This is, thank God, a little easier than it used to be, because he no longer has to be kept in show coat, so I cut the worst matts out, and I can saturate his coat with detangler without worrying it will weaken the coat and cause breakage.

    skin as white as a cuttlefish bone

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