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 Monta’nists.Monteer Cap. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Montan’to.
 
Signior Montanto. A master of fence rather than a soldier; a tongue-doughty knight. It is a word of fence, and hence Ben Jonson says, “Your punto, your reverso, your stoccata, your imbrocata, your passada, your montanto.” (Every Man in his Humour.)   1
 


 Monta’nists.Monteer Cap. 

 
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