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Matting made of fibre from coconut husks.
- ‘The husk, which contains useful fibre, known as coir, is not discarded but is set aside to produce, for example, coconut matting.’
- ‘I ruined one of my best suitcases which had soaked up the moisture through the coconut matting on the grass floor of our tent.’
- ‘It started out resembling a weird vegetarian noodle dish but then curled up and ended its short life imitating dismal coconut matting.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.