Anna L.
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Location: Dunn Loring, VA
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Main Entry: 1port·man·teau Pronunciation: \pȯrt-ˈman-(ˌ)tō\ Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural port·man·teaus or port·man·teaux \-(ˌ)tōz\ Etymology: Middle French portemanteau, from porter to carry + manteau mantle, from Latin mantellum — more at port Date: 1579 1 : a large suitcase 2 : a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog)
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"A country is never as poor as when it seems filled with riches."
- Laozi quoted in the Yan tie lun, 81 B.C.