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distaff

the female line in the pedigree of an animal.
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In a separate chapter on women in the astronomical community, Lankford describes how education and employment opportunities in astronomy differed on the distaff side.
It was "women's work" par excellence, and the females of a family are still referred to jocularly as "the distaff side.
Reigning women's champion National University is leading the eight-team cast in the distaff side of the one-day tournament, a demonstration sport for the meantime, according to FEU athletic director Mark Molina.
The provisional lists of participants include Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Ecuador, Estonia, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Uruguay in the men's side and Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, the US and Venezuela in the distaff side.
Morris, on the other hand, added to Dimity-Lee Duke's frustrations as she topped the distaff side in 2:14:45.
Thess Grandia rolled 580 as the other player from the distaff side while Ed Sardi[+ or -]a came through with 207-233 and Rally Zamora added 239.
On the distaff side, Serena Williams is also scheduled to hit the court against former French Open Champion Francesca Schiavone.
It is be found on the distaff side, by virtue of Shirley Heights being a son of Mill Reef, whose American-bred dam Milan Mill was a daughter of the Irishbred Princequillo.
With the National Karting Association Elite League's inaugural season due to roar into life this spring, the hunt is on for drivers to represent Teesside - especially from the distaff side.
On the distaff side, Laura Enea of Romania stunned seven seed Magali Kempen to win the girls final 6-4, 7-6 at the SQSC yesterday.
Hers is the voice of the play, quite literally the distaff side of things, as she struggles to maintain her husband's kingdom while he spends 10 years fighting at Troy and another decade getting (slowly) home.