duchess


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the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right

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And just at the same time, Duchess came out of HER house, at the other end of the village.
Ribby met Duchess half-way own the street, also carrying a basket, covered with a cloth.
As soon as Duchess had got round the corner out of sight--she simply ran
We are waiting now for Prince Maiyo," the Duchess remarked.
Duchess," the General declared, "those Japanese on their queer little horses went through the enemy like wind through a cornfield.
Well, I hope he won't stick pins into you, Duchess," laughed Dorian.
Not with women," said the duchess, shaking her head; "and women rule the world.
Madame," he said to the duchess, "I have had the boldness to present myself at your hotel without being known to you; it has succeeded, since you deign to receive me.
I am not at home to any one," said the Duchess de Chevreuse to the footman.
It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, `and that's why.
While she was trying to fix on one, the cook took the cauldron of soup off the fire, and at once set to work throwing everything within her reach at the Duchess and the baby --the fire-irons came first; then followed a shower of saucepans, plates, and dishes.
To revert to the subject then for a moment," the Duchess said stiffly.
I really believe, dear Duchess, that we should be better off if you could persuade him to go and live upon his estates.
My squire, God's curse upon him, is better at unloosing his tongue in talking impertinence than in tightening the girths of a saddle to keep it steady; but however I may be, allen or raised up, on foot or on horseback, I shall always be at your service and that of my lady the duchess, your worthy consort, worthy queen of beauty and paramount princess of courtesy.
Sancho, by this time released from his entanglement, was standing by, and before his master could answer he said, "There is no denying, and it must be maintained, that my lady Dulcinea del Toboso is very beautiful; but the hare jumps up where one least expects it; and I have heard say that what we call nature is like a potter that makes vessels of clay, and he who makes one fair vessel can as well make two, or three, or a hundred; I say so because, by my faith, my lady the duchess is in no way behind my mistress the lady Dulcinea del Toboso.