Definitions

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  • n. A variant form of portmanteau (the case).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as portmanteau.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Secretary: I am more plagued with Patrick and my portmantua than with myself.

    The Journal to Stella

  • But Little John was already gone to the saddle-bags, and returning he laid the Bishop's cloak upon the ground, and poured out of the portmantua a matter of four hundred glittering gold pieces.

    Robin Hood

  • Patrick came home with the Secretary: I am more plagued with Patrick and my portmantua than with myself.

    The Journal to Stella

  • Lord Forbes's man has brought back my portmantua, and Patrick is come; so I am in Christian circumstances: I shall hardly commit such a frolic again.

    The Journal to Stella

  • 'Pierre put the horse into a little out-house which held their firing and his working implements, and returned with a portmantua to the lady.

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • She quitted the apartment with a flood of tears, and coming, found the breakfast ready, and soon after a chaise at the gate; Joseph conveyed her portmantua and box to the carriage; Albert stared a little at the latter, but said nothing.

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • 'I now exulted in our prospect of success in my deliverance: I grew more cheerful, my uncle was tender and affectionate; I bore his caresses without any repulses, but left the room soon as possible I employed myself in packing up a few necessaries in a small portmantua, with what little valuables I had, and was tolerably supplied with money, as I thought, knowing little of the expences of a journey.

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • _ Bid the footman receive the trunks and portmantua; and see them placed in the lodgings you have taken for me, while I walk a turn here in the garden.

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 06

  • I had forgotten; your trunk and portmantua are standing in the hall; your lodgings are ready, and your man may place them, if he please, while you and I confer together.

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 06

  • The men having withdrawn, the lady seated herself at the dressing table, and having opened her portmantua to take out some linen for the ensuing day, she burst into tears on viewing the small quantity of necessaries she possessed; she cast a retrospection on her past calamities, they made her shudder; she looked forward to the future, all was dark and gloomy; she wrung her hands, 'What will become of me, unhappy as I am, where can I fly? who will receive a poor unfortunate, without family or friends?

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

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