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  • Henney's exclamation had thrown her, went to the blue chest which contained her holiday suit, took out, one after another, the chintz gown, the mankie petticoat, the curch, the red plaid; and, after washing from her face the perspiration drops, she began to put on her humble finery -- all the operation having been gone through with that quiet action which belongs to strong minds where resolution has settled the quivering chords of doubt.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII


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  • Mankie is one of my favourite words which usually relates to a blankie for young children. My version is much better than that. When something is not very nice or rotten, I call it mankie. Try it, it works!


    September 18, 2008