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 Mariotte’s Law.Marivaudage (4 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Maritor’nes (Spanish, bad woman).
 
A vulgar, ugly, stunted servant-wench, whom Don Quixote mistakes for a lord’s daughter, and her “hair, rough as a horse’s tail,” his diseased imagination fancies to be “silken threads of finest gold.” (Cervantes: Don Quixote.)   1
 


 Mariotte’s Law.Marivaudage (4 syl.). 

 
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