maiden


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maiden

1. a female, e.g. ewe, gilt, heifer, bitch, mare, of breeding age but not yet mated.
2. a racehorse that has not yet won a race on a recognized track.
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When the mother had taken a sup at her flask, and was having a nap, the little robber maiden went to the Reindeer, and said, "I should very much like to give you still many a tickling with the sharp knife, for then you are so amusing; however, I will untether you, and help you out, so that you may go back to Lapland.
The robber maiden lifted up little Gerda, and took the precaution to bind her fast on the Reindeer's back; she even gave her a small cushion to sit on.
The huntsmen would not leave her alone, but climbed the tree, lifted the maiden down, and led her to the King.
He set her at table by his side, and her modest ways and behavior pleased him so much that he said, 'I will marry this maiden and none other in the world,' and after some days he married her.
As he spoke, the maiden, clad in glittering garments, met him in the path with a smile that took away his breath.
The maiden again vanished, and he turned and fled for his life.
Thou art no Christian, Rebecca; and to thee are unknown those high feelings which swell the bosom of a noble maiden when her lover hath done some deed of emprize which sanctions his flame.
The high-minded maiden concluded the argument in a tone of sorrow, which deeply expressed her sense of the degradation of her people, embittered perhaps by the idea that Ivanhoe considered her as one not entitled to interfere in a case of honour, and incapable of entertaining or expressing sentiments of honour and generosity.
This, sir,' said Mr Vincent Crummles, bringing the maiden forward,
The little maiden smiled through her tears, came up to Dorothy, and placed her slender fingers in the Kansas girl's chubby hand.
Two maidens by a river strayed Down in the state of Maine.
But when the dance was over and the maidens had departed, he became sad.