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graphitic matter. matter-fangled, extirely.

 
above the slop. the matter       110 : 83

Mattery. v. W.Som.     To discharge pus.

insoluble matter       111 : 11
a matter of some question       111 : 17
extirely [sic] a matter of speculation       111 : 36
impracticable, as no matter what       111 : 42
no matter how       111 : 108

Mattery, adj. Nhb.     Wordy; loquacious.

volatile matter       112 : 4
clay and vegetable matter       112 : 12
matter, ash, and graphitic       112 : 43
matter. the covered       112 : 44
matter. a lower       112 : 44
matter in coal       112 : 44
matter content in graphite       112 : 44

Matty. adj. Sc. Yks. Nhp.     Matted, twisted, interwoven.

matter from       112 : 45
matter, determination of       112 : 80

Matter-fangled. adj. Cum.     In incipient dotage; muddle-headed, confused.

matter       112 : 44

 

sources

all but one (or two?) instance(s) of matter in Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines Bulletin,
three issues bound together; UC Berkeley copy, digitized September 24, 2010 —
110
Joseph T. Singewald, Jr. Concentration Experiments with the Siliceous Red Hematite of the Birmingham District, Alabama. (1917)     google books
111
Frederick W. Horton. Molybdenum; Its Ores and their Concentration with a discussion of markets, prices, and uses. (1916)     google books
112
George D. Dub and Frederick Moses. Mining and Preparing Domestic Graphite for Crucible Use. (1920)     google books

same volume at hathitrust

mattery definitions ex Joseph Wright, The English Dialect Dictionary : M-Q (1903) : 53
google books / archive.org
 

6 November 2018
tags: dotage; graphite; matter; muddles