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 Mainote (2 syl.).Maitland Club (The) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Maintain
 
is to hold in the hand; hence, to keep; hence, to clothe and feed. (French, main tenir; Latin, manus tenco.)   1
 


 Mainote (2 syl.).Maitland Club (The) 

 
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