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type of cake, 1903, from name of a town in Germany, the seat of a family which became known in Britain as Mountbatten.

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  • On this day Prince Maurice of battenberg died of his wounds.


    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • The battenberg at Leipzig: nothing but leading turns; and she had topped the bill at Leipzig!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • Why, you'll be perfectly grand in it, Nellen, with the battenberg collar and cuffs!

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • Irish Renaissance, Luxeuil and battenberg are the other names for this lace.

    Lace, Its Origin and History Samuel L. Goldenberg
  • It wound itself up in a network of battenberg braid, in all the numbers.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • Over the centre of the table was spread a large square of orange satin overlaid with a battenberg lunch cloth.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
  • He has among his schoolfellows his cousin Prince Alexander of battenberg, of whom a delightful story is current just now.

    Collections and Recollections George William Erskine Russell
  • Prince Louis of battenberg has been here and I have been very much pleased with him.

    Letters to His Children Theodore Roosevelt
  • She was in an ordinary red costume, and was rather cold and shy at first, but thawed when battenberg appeared.

    Letters of a Diplomat's Wife Mary King Waddington
  • At each end of the table was a smaller battenberg square over satin.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott

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