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monogram
used in The Magic Mountain

8 uses
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Definition
a design based on alphabetic letters (usually a person's initials) — often printed on stationery or embroidered (made with sewing stiches) on clothing
  • Schalleen took splendid care of his little treasure of neatly monogrammed underwear and shirts, which were tucked away in the English-style drawers of his wardrobe.
    2.2 - At the Tienappels' / Hans Castorp's Moral State (29% in)
  • And from a buff leather etui monogrammed in silver, he extracted one of his Maria Mancinis—a lovely specimen from the top of the box, flattened on just one side the way he especially liked it—trimmed the tip squarely with a small tool that hung from his watch chain, produced a flame from his pocket tighter, and after a bit of concentrated puffing managed to light the rather long, blunt-ended cigar.
    3.3 - Teasing/Viaticum/Interrupted Merriment (8% in)
  • Mechanically and without really paying attention, he went through the motions of the civilized ritual of getting ready for bed: poured pink mouthwash from a travel container into a glass and gargled discreetly, washed his hands with a fine, mild violet soap, and put on his long batiste nightshirt, the monogram HC embroidered on the breast pocket.
    3.9 - Satana Makes Shameful Suggestions (72% in)
  • There he lay, his monogram on the breast pocket of his nightshirt, his hands clasped behind his head, in his clean, white bed—the American woman's deathbed and probably that of many others as well—staring up at the ceiling with his ordinary blue eyes, watery now from a cold, considering this strange state of affairs.
    5.1 - Eternal Soup and Sudden Clarity (5% in)
  • The Russians' special present consisted of a very large, round silver plate with the recipient's monogram engraved in the middle—an object whose utter uselessness was immediately obvious.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (9% in)
  • And so he looked at his watch—although it wasn't easy to fish it out of his clothes with fingers so numb that they couldn't feel anything—at his gold watch with the monogrammed spring case, which was still doing lively, faithful duty here in this lonely wasteland, just as was his heart, his touching human heart tucked inside the organic warmth of his rib cage.
    6.7 - Snow (64% in)
  • He would sit, his watch open in his hand— his flat, smooth gold pocket watch with his monogram engraved on its spring case—and look down at its round porcelain surface encircled with a double row of black and red Arabic numerals, at the two splendid delicately ornamented golden hands spreading in different directions, and at the slender second hand busily pecking its way around its own special circle.
    7.1 - A Stroll by the Shore (61% in)
  • Peeperkorn sat with his coat collar turned up and his hat on the ground beside him, drinking port from a monogrammed silver goblet, which he emptied several times.
    7.5 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Conclusion) (65% in)

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