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 Mansfield.Mantacci’ni. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mansion.
 
The Latin mansio was simply a tent pitched for soldiers on the march; and, hence a “day’s journey” (Pliny, xii. 14). Subsequently the word was applied to a roadside house for the accommodation of strangers. (Suetonius: Tit. 10).   1
 


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