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    1. all the dirty work of the house was to be done by two pair of female hands at the utmost

      Catherine says in the novels only two women do the work, but in abbeys and castles of the period, there were about eighteen or more servants, ranging from cooks to laundry maids (countryhousereader, "The Servant Hierarchy", 2013).

    2. pamphlets

      Unlike the typical pamphlets we may think about today, in this era, pamphlets were used for political information.

    3. Montoni

      Here, Catherine brings up Montoni, a character from from Ann Radcliffe's gothic novel, The Mysteries of Udolpho (Rachel Knowles, "The Mysteries of Udolpho" by Ann Radcliffe).

    4. dishabille

      "The state of being partly undressed, or dressed in a negligent or careless style; undress" (OED).

    5. supposititious

      "Put by devious means in the place of another; fraudulently substituted for the genuine thing or person" (OED).