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Dad and the mater both say the same now—they're more severe than I was.

"The mater told me you'd another thing on the stocks," Geoff went on.

The mater learned it this afternoon and sprung it at dinner.

Don't let the Mater and Pater get the wind up about my personal safety.

Of course you are going to the mater's with Miss Lindsey and me for tea, per usual?

The mater has a herd of them—jolly little beasts, but a bit wicked, some of them.

Mater'll have all the uncles and the cousins and the aunts in to bid me a tender farewell.

The mater, who had grown to like him, because he let the baby pull his tail, wanted us to keep him.

I think the Mater will take the train and save herself some of the climb.

But one can see that to your mater she might seem a bit different.