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Sociology
A commonly used but derogatory term for a male homosexual, especially one who is flamboyantly effeminate.

Vox populi
A female monarch.

queen

a mature, entire female cat used for breeding.
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Los estudios sobre la velocidad de articulacion en frances, en ingles o en neerlandes (Schwab y Avanzi, 2015; Schwab y Racine, 2012; Jacewicz et al, 2009; Quene, 2008; Verhoeven et al.
ye quene deliuered at Westmynster of a fayre sonne, which was Christened & named Edward, and after grew to a goodely & perfight man, as after you shall heare: whose mother susteyned not a litle slaunder and obloquye of the commo people, saiyng that the kyng was not able to get a chyld, and that this was not his sonne, with many slaunderous woordes, to the quenes dishonor.
When Alexander arrives home and finds that Philip "Had wed him another wife & wayfid his quene / Ane Cleopatras called a grete kyngis doghter / And laft Olympadas & openly for-saken" (Skeat 822-824), (4) he immediately champions his mother, temporarily renounces his allegiance to Philip, and ensures that Olympias and Philip are reconciled.
A maede in courte and never no mans wyffe / Sworne of Quene Ellsbeths hedd chamber allwaye / Wythe maeden quene a maede dyd ende my lyffe.
The nobles who have been assembled to serve as a jury are men who "knewe the maners of the quene" (788), and they decide that the whole matter "was longe on the quene, & not on Launfal" (794), but despite their belief in his innocence the barons feel powerless to dismiss the charge.
THORN]a3 Ar[thorn]er [thorn]e hende kyng at hert hade wonder, He let no semblaunt be sene, bot sayde ful hy3e To [thorn]e comlych quene wyth cortays speche, "Dere dame, to-day demay yow neuer; Wel bycommes such craft vpon Cristmasse, Layking of entreludez, to la3e and to syng, Among [thorn]ise kynde caroles of kny3tez and ladyez.
1) Bale replied that "havock" had been made of his library seven years earlier, when he had been forced to flee Ireland to exile on the Continent and had been "depryved of all that I had, by the papystes undre quene Marye.
full apert, avenaunt and comely' (MED); 'the prise quene, pertest of ladies' (OED), etc.
What will theie not now say', Elizabeth asked parliament in her second reply, 'when it shall be spread, that for the safetie of her life a maiden Quene could be content, to spill the blood euen of her owne kinswoman?
And he asked whoo was his moder And Ipomedon said the quene of Poill.
E estremamente taro che gli atti di un convegno di un'associazione nordamericana vengano accolti e pubblicati dalle strutture italiane: questo dunque sembra presagire un rapporto rigoglioso e dinamico tra le istituzioni italiane e quene nordamericane a livello di scambi concreti.
In 1567, "certaine letters and writynges well knawin, and by othe[r]s to be affirmit, to haue bene written with the quene of Scotes awne hand to the Erle Bothwell" were discovered in "one small gilt cofer nat fully ane foote lang.