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 Femme de Chambre. (French.)Fen Nightingale. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fem’ynye (3 syl.).
 
A mediæval name for the kingdom of the Am’azons. Gower terms Penthesile’a “queen of Feminee.”   1
       
“He [Thessus] conquered al the regne of Femynye.”
       
Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 868.
 


 Femme de Chambre. (French.)Fen Nightingale. 

 
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