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  • n. Plural form of chatelaine.


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  • Karri introduces me to "PARATRANSLATE", and specifically the translation of "the chatelaines keys" to be


  • Where are those prodigious chatelaines of 1850 which no lady could be without?

    John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character

  • This is to inform you that Rachyla, a favored cousin of the Seltyr Elbaryk, and Herisha, the highly honored sister of her mother, will be serving in Tempre as the seltyr's resident chatelaines for Herisha's nephew Amaryk.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • I was sent here because Amaryk requires two chatelaines, because Elbaryk judged you might be more likely to return to Southgate than come to Tempre, and because he could do no less and retain his honor.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • She would have liked to live in some old manor-house, like those long-waisted chatelaines who, in the shade of pointed arches, spent their days leaning on the stone, chin in hand, watching a cavalier with white plume galloping on his black horse from the distant fields.

    Madame Bovary

  • Rosy paused to examine them more closely, wondering if she was correct in interpreting that the bend sinister in one quarter of it with the fleur-de-lys meant that at some point in history one of the chateau's chatelaines had been a Royal mistress and had borne her lover a son.

    Unwanted Wedding

  • It was this Zofia who accepted the hog meat when it reached the kitchen: many chatelaines never saw their kitchens, but Zofia enjoyed not only the hurly-burly of an active cooking - place but also the creative things that could be done there, and now she was ready to ensure that the pork would be properly presented to her guests.


  • 'Orientales'; 'Odes' and 'Ballads', by the dozen; 'Comes d'Espagne et d'Italie', with their pages, turrets, chatelaines; bull-fighters, Spanish ladies; vivandieres, beguiled away from their homes under the pale of the church, "near a stream of running water, by a gay and handsome chevalier," and many other such silly things -- Amedee will remember them always!

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The worthy old ladies were wont to carry a silver grater and Nutmeg case suspended from the waist on their chatelaines.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Patricia feared lest her precious half hour go by in catechism, and was beginning to feel a bit downcast over the length and variety of the questions put to her by the smiling Tancredi, when suddenly, with a jingle of her chatelaines and bangles, she rose and beckoned to a screened corner where, unnoticed by Patricia, a dark-haired young woman had been copying music.

    Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge


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