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- noun Plural form of
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Charlotte model and mantuas inspired by a visit to Edinburgh five years ago.
"I'll wager that in the rapture and romance of your sweethearting you have not given a thought to petticoats and mantuas," she said, after she had embraced her sister, who was horrified at the sight of that painted harridan from London.
And now, dearest, if you are left with a pittance that will but serve to pay for your gloves and fans at the Middle Exchange, and perhaps to buy you an Indian night-gown in the course of the year -- for your Court petticoats and mantuas will cost three times as much -- you have but to remember that my purse is to be yours, and my home yours, and that
Of course, they were not in their flowered silks, their lutestrings, their mantuas.
"You will line the hoods and mantuas warm, Betty," pursued Madam, in her most amiable tone.
_Manto, _ the daughter of Teresias, who founded the city so called; and that some of the best materials for making these mantuas is still named from the town it is manufactured in -- a _Padua_ soy.
They had opened cabinets, peered into secret drawers, sniffed at the stale _pot-pourri_ in old crackle vases; they had dragged their willing victim through all the long slippery passages, by all the mysterious stairs and by-ways; they had obliged her to look at the interior of ghostly closets, where the ladies of old had stored their house linen or hung their mantuas and farthingales; they had made her look out of numerous windows to admire the prospect; they had introduced her to the state bedroom in which the heads of the Wendover race made a point of being born; they made her peep shuddering into the death-chamber where the family were laid in their last slumber.