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Quotation from Anarchism and Other Essays

She was outraged by the terrible treatment to which the female servants were subjected: maltreated and exploited by their BARINYAS, they fell to the tender mercies of the regimental officers, who regarded them as their natural sexual prey

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This version is easier for English readers to search: gutenberg.org/files/2162/2162-h/2162-h.htm – and it looks like this may be a foreign word, as the essays put loanwords and titles in all caps. –  Bradd Szonye May 12 '13 at 7:25
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This is the Russian word барыня, meaning “lady” (a boyar's wife), possibly cognate to English baroness.

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