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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.
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"With a good brush and stomp, doormats can prevent debris, wet snow and dripping rainwater from entering your home," says Lindsey Handel, a buyer for the garden and home store Terrain in Pennsylvania.
"Of course you have to have a doormat. All those people who spit on the pavements and the dog dirt - if you don't wipe your feet on a mat, you're taking it into the flat on your shoes.
The doormats will appeal to both the modernist and traditionalist, according to Entryways.
Today, the Philippines has the distinction of becoming a doormat as China strengthens its military might and might soon overrun us.
"It's like they are saying 'don't mess with us' - but it's only a doormat. I was very shocked that they would act in this way for something as minor as a doormat," he added.
What kind of impoverishment does it take to notice the existence of doormats to begin with, and steal used doormats from state housing?
BURGLARS were gifted keys to a Solihull home after its owner left them 'hidden' under a doormat - now police are warning residents to be more security conscious and to lock out thieves.
Imports Unlimited doormats are recognized for their diverse designs, sizes and innovation they bring to outdoor doormat decor.
There's one item in the home that any guest can't fail to spot - and that's the doormat. So make a good first impression and go for maximum impact with quirky fun designs.
A BUILDER who received 90 letters mistakenly telling him he owed the tax man pounds 100, was stunned when a further 90 letters of apology landed on his doormat.
What emerged turned out to be a doormat. Stuff we can eat in future guys, please.
Keep dirt outside by using a good doormat. Doormats of proper length, texture, and pile, can reduce as much as 80 percent of the soil and grime that is tracked into your house.