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Mat

A general term for Russian profanity. The use of mat is illegal in Russia, though this is only enforced sporadically. However, inadvertently using mat can make it more difficult (or at least awkward) to conduct business in Russian.
References in classic literature ?
The mate ob- served regretfully that he "could not account for that young fellow's whims.
The woman had found a revolver in a table drawer in the room in which she had been locked, and now she kept the mate of the Kincaid at bay with the weapon.
The she- wolf sat down in the snow, and old One Eye, now more in fear of his mate than of the mysterious sapling, again sprang for the rabbit.
Retired worn out, slept soundly, awakened by mate telling me that both man of watch and steersman missing.
This was precisely what Raja and his mate were doing--they were turning the lidi back toward me, or at least Raja was.
That isn't just a dog," was Van Horn's conclusion to the mate.
Sometimes, even now, in my old age, I have bad dreams in which I hear that mate yell, Yah
His two young officers were too young and flighty, the mate too stupid.
Captain Jim's small nephew Joe had come down to spend New Year's with his great-uncle, and had fallen asleep on the sofa with the First Mate curled up in a huge golden ball at his feet.
It was Franklin, the thick chief mate, who was addressing him with a watchful appraising stare of his prominent black eyes: "You'd better take a couple of these chaps with you and look out for her aft.
The mate, Johansen, stood away several feet to the side of him, and fully three yards in front of him sat Wolf Larsen on one of the pivotal cabin chairs.
The mate mentioned his name and I nodded to him in passing.