from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a lady having jurisdiction of a manor; also, the wife of a manor lord.
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Lottie blew a wayward feather out of her eyes, surveying him coolly and looking every inch the lady of the manor in her tulle-and-cobweb draped hat and her fingerless lace mittens.
The children came to him and held out their small hands, the ladies divided their attention between him and the beloved “hero of the Valley,” Jackson; and the lady of the manor could only express her sense of the great honor of receiving such company, by declaring, with a smile, that the dinner resembled the famous breakfast at Tillietudlem in Scott's “Old Mortality.”