What does the word muscovite mean?

Usage examples for muscovite

  1. This, our friends unanimously declared, was a Muscovite trick to evade an absolute refusal. – Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
  2. However fresh the complexion of a Muscovite may be, she would think herself very ugly if she was not plastered over with paint. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  3. Behold how industriously the Muscovite government seeks to emerge from despotism. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh