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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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  • Among them were two brothers, of the name of battenberg; they were of a noble family, and prominent members of the league.

  • It wound itself up in a network of battenberg braid, in all the numbers.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • The battenberg at Leipzig: nothing but leading turns; and she had topped the bill at Leipzig!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • 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
  • On this day Prince Maurice of battenberg died of his wounds.

    1914 John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • 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
  • Irish Renaissance, Luxeuil and battenberg are the other names for this lace.

    Lace, Its Origin and History Samuel L. Goldenberg
  • Prince Louis of battenberg has been here and I have been very much pleased with him.

    Letters to His Children Theodore Roosevelt
  • battenberg tumbled, foamed, cascaded over Winnebago's front porches all that summer.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • 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

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