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  • Here at Malmaison Josephine even surrounded herself with the most intimate souvenirs of Napoleon: a lounging chair that he was wont to occupy stood in its accustomed place; his bed was always made; his sword hung upon the wall; his pen was in his inkwell; a book was open on his desk and his geographical globe -- his famous _mappemond_ -- was in its accustomed place.

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  • Great word! Thanks, knit!

    February 6, 2007

  • Found this while flipping through the Chambers 20th Century Dictionary, New Edition. "a map of the world (hist.): the world itself (obs.)"

    February 6, 2007