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Married Women

take their husband’s surname. This was a Roman custom. Thus Julia, Octavia, etc., married to Pompey, Cicero, etc., would be called Julia of Pompey, Octavia of Cicero. Our married women are named in the same way, omitting “of.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Marphisa (in Orlando Furioso)
Marplot
Marque
Marriage Knot (The)
Marriage Plates
Marriages
Marriages
Marriages are Made in Heaven
Marriages of Men of Genius
Married Women
Marrow (Scotch)
Marrow-bones
Marrow Controversy (The)
Marrow-men
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Marry Come Up!
Mar’s Year
Mars
Mars
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