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- n. Plural form of shmatte.
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But my father, my mother, my sister, they were all in the house, and all my mother could do for me was take a basin of water, put it on the end of the bed, and then the shmattes to put on the head.
She had no toys, only a homemade doll fashioned out of shmattes rags.