Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as portmanteau.

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  • noun A variant form of portmanteau (the case).

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Examples

  • Secretary: I am more plagued with Patrick and my portmantua than with myself.

    The Journal to Stella

  • But Little John was already gone to the saddle-bags, and returning he laid the Bishop's cloak upon the ground, and poured out of the portmantua a matter of four hundred glittering gold pieces.

    Robin Hood

  • Lord Forbes's man has brought back my portmantua, and Patrick is come; so I am in Christian circumstances: I shall hardly commit such a frolic again.

    The Journal to Stella

  • Patrick came home with the Secretary: I am more plagued with Patrick and my portmantua than with myself.

    The Journal to Stella

  • 'Pierre put the horse into a little out-house which held their firing and his working implements, and returned with a portmantua to the lady.

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • She quitted the apartment with a flood of tears, and coming, found the breakfast ready, and soon after a chaise at the gate; Joseph conveyed her portmantua and box to the carriage; Albert stared a little at the latter, but said nothing.

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • 'I now exulted in our prospect of success in my deliverance: I grew more cheerful, my uncle was tender and affectionate; I bore his caresses without any repulses, but left the room soon as possible I employed myself in packing up a few necessaries in a small portmantua, with what little valuables I had, and was tolerably supplied with money, as I thought, knowing little of the expences of a journey.

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • Lord Forbes's man has brought back my portmantua, and Patrick is come; so I am in Christian circumstances: I shall hardly commit such a frolic again.

    The Journal to Stella

  • Patrick came home with the Secretary: I am more plagued with Patrick and my portmantua than with myself.

    The Journal to Stella

  • _ Bid the footman receive the trunks and portmantua; and see them placed in the lodgings you have taken for me, while I walk a turn here in the garden.

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

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