from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Old World rosaceous herb, Alchemilla vulgaris. It has a bitterish, astringent taste, and was formerly used in medicine as an astringent.
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Around them as they passed the soft mosses glowed with gold and crimson, and the edges of the lady's-mantle shimmered with such diamonds and pearls as never adorned a lady's mantle yet.
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