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queen

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

Vox populi
A female monarch.
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The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, screamed `Off with her head!
`Nonsense!' said Alice, very loudly and decidedly, and the Queen was silent.
'Where do you come from?' said the Red Queen. 'And where are you going?
'I don't know what you mean by YOUR way,' said the Queen: 'all the ways about here belong to ME--but why did you come out here at all?' she added in a kinder tone.
"By this token will I go to London town," quoth he, "and ere I part with the Queen's pledge, may the hand that bears it be stricken off at the wrist!" By this time they were come to the grove before the cave, and Robin presented Maid Marian to the band, who treated her with the greatest respect.
Then Robin bade Marian repeat her message from the Queen, which Marian did in a way befitting the dignity of her royal mistress.
"But," continued the queen, "you have doubtless come for some important purpose.
"You jest, sir!" answered the queen, endeavoring to assume something of her former dignity.
I tell you the queen does not love me; I tell you she loves another; I tell you she loves that infamous Buckingham!
When she reached the dwarfs' cottage, she knocked at the door, and cried, 'Fine wares to sell!' But Snowdrop said, 'I dare not let anyone in.' Then the queen said, 'Only look at my beautiful combs!' and gave her the poisoned one.
The Queen, whose ambition was boundless, was delighted to see the crown on her son's head and to have the power in her own hands.
Quoth the King grimly, to the Queen, "If thy archers shoot no better than that, thou art like to lose thy wager, lady." But Queen Eleanor smiled, for she looked for better things from Robin Hood and Little John.