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matrimony

a. a card game in which the king and queen together are a winning combination
b. such a combination
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The Chinooks, though not a very refined nation, have notions of matrimonial arrangements that would not disgrace the most refined sticklers for settlements and pin-money.
There being no other passengers, we were as much alone and as free to give vent to our raptures as if I had hired a hack for the matrimonial jaunt.
The basis of matrimonial bliss is secure, and all thy little defects and frailties are forgiven.
The two brides and the doctor's wife held a whispered discussion, which, by their frequent titterings and a blush or two, seemed to have reference to the trials or enjoyments of the matrimonial state.
There was not for her much choice--there was little movement in the matrimonial direction at the farmhouse.
He was now in the meridian of life; his matrimonial affections, never violent, were sobered into a calm, habitual sentiment; of all husbands, he was likely to be the most constant, because a certain sluggishness would keep his heart at rest, wherever it might be placed.
At length, by dint of much wriggling, and loud and incessant expostulations upon the unbecomingness of his hugging a fellow male in that matrimonial sort of style,
"You don't get on with your account of your matrimonial intentions," answered Carton, with a careless air; "I wish you would keep to that.
Delafield declares it to be a subject that she never dares to approach, nor in her repeated refusals of matrimonial offers has Charlotte ever been known to allude to the desolation of her own heart.
Being mentally older than her mother she did not regard Mrs Durbeyfield's matrimonial hopes for her in a serious aspect for a moment.
And on the whole she should probably settle down in Washington, and make a home there for poor Medora, who had worn out the patience of all her other relations just at the time when she most needed looking after and protecting from matrimonial perils.
The estranged wife of former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama has lost her bid to keep her matrimonial home in Mua, Machakos County, after a court declared her officially divorced.Ms Agnes Kavindu had moved to court in 2014 seeking to stop Mr Muthama from evicting her from the matrimonial home, arguing that she had a right to occupy it.