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His aunt, the Duchess of Savoy, is a merry dame, and a wise!

Then of course you would have no objection to my visiting a duchess in the small-pox?

Pray, are you at all acquainted, Mrs. Wynne, with the Duchess of A——?

I could introduce you to a duchess, but then the fee is high.

It is very fine to be a Freeland woman--but, believe me, it is much finer to be a duchess.

Luckily this communication has not been shown to the Duchess.

The first act of the drama, if we may call it so, began at the Duchess of Chiselhurst's ball.

The Duchess of Chiselhurst is giving a great ball on the 29th.

There's lodgings for a duchess down there, s'help me, there's lodgings for a duchess!

Still it is better, under certain circumstances, to be a cat than to be a duchess.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French duchesse, from Late Latin or Medieval Latin ducissa, fem. of dux (see duke (n.)). Often spelled dutchess until early 19c. (e.g. Dutchess County, New York, U.S.).

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