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  • noun Plural form of manteau.

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Examples

  • The typical look around town consists of perfect makeup (spread over exquisitely straight noses; cosmetic surgery is a huge business here), faded jeans under form-fitting Islamic "manteaus" — a sort of truncated raincoat that comes to mid-thigh — and colorful silk higabs loosely arrayed over the backs of their heads.

    Dispatch From Iran

  • To name the various articles by their appropriate names, would be to attempt things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme; besides that the old-fashioned terms of manteaus, sacques, kissing-strings, and so forth, would convey but little information even to the milliners of the present day.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • When we had recreated ourselves a good while at this diversion, the ladies spread their manteaus on the ground, upon which they emptied their knapsacks of some onions, coarse bread, and a few flasks of poor wine: being invited to a share of the banquet, I sat down with the rest, and, in the whole course of my life, never made a more comfortable meal.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • The difference of the dress here and at London is so great, the same sort of things are not proper for caftans and manteaus.

    Selected English Letters

  • English terrier, a Dongola cat, with innumeral satchels and port-manteaus, and seven people -- Mr. and Mrs. Rossiter-Browne, Augusta

    Bessie's Fortune A Novel

  • To name the various articles by their appropriate names, would be to attempt things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme; besides that the old-fashioned terms of manteaus, sacques, kissing-strings, and so forth, would convey but little information even to the milliners of the present day.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • To name the various articles by their appropriate names, would be to attempt things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme; besides that the old-fashioned terms of manteaus, sacques, kissing-strings, and so forth, would convey but little information even to the milliners of the present day.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • When we had recreated ourselves a good while at this diversion, the ladies spread their manteaus on the ground, upon which they emptied their knapsacks of some onions, coarse bread, and a few flasks of poor wine: being invited to a share of the banquet, I sat down with the rest, and, in the whole course of my life, never made a more comfortable meal.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • The difference of the dress here and at London is so great, the same sort of things are not proper for caftans and manteaus.

    Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W--y M--e

  • _ The stores are very low, sir: Some dolly petticoats, and manteaus we have; and half a dozen pair of laced shoes, bought from court at second hand.

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

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