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(1102–67), English princess; daughter of Henry I and mother of Henry II; known as the Empress Maud. Henry's only legitimate child, she was named his heir, but her cousin Stephen seized the throne on Henry's death in 1135. She waged an unsuccessful civil war against Stephen until 1148.
A bushman's bundle of possessions carried when traveling.
waltz (or walk) matilda
archaic, informal Carry a bundle of possessions while traveling.
- ‘A policeman taking a sullen swagman in tow might tell him: ‘You'll come waltzing Matilda…’’
- ‘His ‘we will go waltzing Matilda with you’ told the world exactly where Australia stood.’
- ‘And so his ghost may be heard as we pass by that billabong: ‘You never came a-waltzing Matilda with me.’’
- ‘I'm the one who waltzed Matilda; I am Australian.’
Late 19th century: from the given name Matilda.
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