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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.
He's a jewel,' smiled Mr Chester, 'and the better for being a dull one.
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.
So far, it's dull, dull, dull" Tory MP Sir Nicholas Soames criticises the Conservative Government.
Other dance off candidates are Mollie King with just 22 out of 40 for her paso doble and Jonnie Peacock who scraped 21 for a foxtrot Craig called "dull, dull, dull.
A 17-storey dull building is better than a 30-storey dull building.
THE paired communities of Dull and Boring have been joined by another unfortunately-named place as the Australian shire of Bland joins "the League of Extraordinary Communities".
This Is A Single Sheet With A Flat Size Of 24" X 17," Printed Both Sides In Full Bleed Process Color Plus Overall Dull Coating And Folded To 4" X 8-1/2".
IT'S hard to imagine why even the dullest of men would advertise their mediocrity by joining something called the Dull Men's Club.