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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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Twenty-five percent of the welcome mat sales will be donated to BCRF in the U.S.
Plus, the winning designer will receive $2,500 worth of Lees carpet, available at Carpet One Floor & Home, and 10 welcome mats with their own design.
It is time to start slaying our real enemies and start treating our friends, like those who put out the welcome mat at American Airlines, with a little more respect.
Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) observed in an October 17 press release that A Line in the Sand "confirms once again what the American people have known for years--that our porous borders are a welcome mat for terrorists." True enough--but it does not have to be that way.
The $700 million building rolled out the welcome mat on May 23rd.
Three new pavilions have been inserted between the existing buildings: offices on 37th Street to the north, a 6m cube called the Thaw Gallery to the south, and a three-storey entry pavilion on Madison Avenue that, in its transparency, offers a symbolic welcome mat. New and old structures frame the 15m, glass-roofed courtyard, evoking an Italian piazzetta.
After a drop in the number of international tourists visiting Venezuela due to the political turbulence over the last few years, the government is working on a program to promote and sell Margarita Island as the country's welcome mat.
The Minnesota Leagues are excited and getting out the welcome mat to their beautiful city for this "Meeting in the Middle" of our 47th National Convention from June 10-13.
He said, "Aren't you a little old to trick-or-treat?" I was so embarrassed that I tripped on his welcome mat and spilled my candy all over his porch.
If they will look outward there will be a welcome mat, and their problems will become easier to handle, not harder.
The welcome mat is being rolled out for newcomers in a Welsh town.
-- This town, located about 25 miles from Manhattan, has pulled up the welcome mat for retailers.