Ugly Duchess

Ugly Duchess

repulsive woman with pocket-shaped mouth. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
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IN HER NEXT RITE OF PASSAGE, Alice enters the Wonderland Kitchen of the Ugly Duchess. Here, Lewis Carroll has created a comic parody of the oracle of Apollo at Delphi gone badly wrong.
A customary definition would, for most, fall somewhere between the territories of the ugly and the wrong, calling to mind images like Quinten Massys' An Old Woman ('The Ugly Duchess') (c.
She is also interested in talking with the ugly Duchess who takes an ill-treated baby with her.
His first historical novel was Die hassliche Herzogin (1923; The Ugly Duchess), about Margaret Maultasch, duchess of Tirol.