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Moll Flanders

A woman of extra-ordinary beauty, born in the Old Bailey. She was twelve years a courtesan, five times a wife, twelve years a thief, eight years a transport in Virginia; but ultimately grew…

Flanders

(Moll). The chief character of De Foe's novel of the same name. She runs through the whole career of female profligacy, then turns religious. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Co…

Moll Cutpurse

Mary Frith, a woman of masculine vigour, who not unfrequently assumed man's attire. She was a notorious thief and cutpurse, who once attacked General Fairfax on Hounslow Heath, for which sh…

Moll Thomson's Mark

As “Take away this bottle, it has Moll Thomson's mark on it.” Moll Thomson is M. T. (empty). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MollyMoll Flanders A…

Moll

(Kentish). Mary Carlson, commonly known as the German Princess. She was sentenced to transportation, but, being found at large, was hanged at Tyburn in 1672. Source: Dictionary of Phrase …

Cathedræ Molles

(Latin). Luxurious women. Properly, soft chairs. The cathedra was a chair for women, like our ottoman: and Juvenal applies the soft chair used by women of dainty habits to the women who us…

Kentish Moll

Mary Carlton, nicknamed The German Princess. She was transported to Jamaica in 1671; but, returning without leave, she was hanged at Tyburn, January 22nd, 1673. Source: Dictionary of Phra…

Flanders' Babies

The wooden jointed dolls common in the early part of the nineteenth century, and now almost entirely superseded by “wax dolls.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobh…

Flanders' Mare

(The). So Henry VIII. called Anne of Cleves. She died at Chelsea in 1557. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FlaneurFlanders' Babies A B C D E F G H I J…

Alvan FLANDERS

FLANDERS, Alvan, a Delegate from the Territory of Washington; born in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, N.H., August 2, 1825; attended the public schools; learned the machinist trade in Boston; move…