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Matte

In numismatics, a finish on the surface of a coin that is deliberately grainy to the touch. Matte finishes have become rare for modern coins.
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It was remarkable how quickly Maggie's eyes could change from dull to a shining brown.
Prince Bagration turned to the officer and with his dull eyes looked at him in silence.
'He's a jewel,' smiled Mr Chester, 'and the better for being a dull one.--Well?'
`Three things very dull indeed.' That will just do for me, you know.
The dull smile, with which the squatter answered to this assurance, proved how little he valued the pledge that the youth, in the first revulsion of his feelings, was so free to make.
The air of settled gloom, which had taken possession of the squatter's countenance, lighted for an instant with a look of dull drollery, as he answered--
The squatter seemed reluctant to abandon his views of the abashed girl, so easily; and before he answered to the suggestion of his wife, he turned his usual dull look along the line of the curious countenances of his boys, as if to see whether there was not one among them fit to fill the place of the deceased.
This house is dark and dull and drear No light doth shine from far or near Nor ever could.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 10 (ANI): Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra-starrer 'Jabariya Jodi' had a dull start on its first day and has garnered an estimated over Rs 3.15 crores on its opening day.
People in Merseyside should prepare themselves for yet another dull weather day.
The Hollywood actor, 55, seemed to say their relationship was "dull" in an interview with Parade magazine back in 2011.