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fem. proper name, probably a combination of Christ + Belle.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • It was like the witch-lady in christabel, 'beautiful exceedingly.'

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • "On board Schwann's yacht, the christabel," Selingman replied.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • At this moment the door opened and Miss christabel appeared.

  • Compare Coleridge's description of christabel's room: christabel, i. 175-83.

  • "Hold on a minute, Don John," shouted some one from the christabel.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • Other company—her Aunt Alice excepted—was rather a trial than a pleasure to christabel.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • Roger made the inquiry, and returned with the information that christabel did not know.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • Only God could speak comfort to Roger and christabel in that dark hour.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • christabel tossed her mane over her shoulders and smiled in anticipation.

    A Houseful of Girls Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • christabel raised her hands to her ears in affected distraction.

    Betty Trevor Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey

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