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maiden Idioms & Phrases


iron maiden

  • noun instrument of torture consisting of a hollow iron frame shaped like the human body and lined with spikes to impale the victim
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Maiden assize

  • (Eng. Law), an assize which there is no criminal prosecution; an assize which is unpolluted with blood. It was usual, at such an assize, for the sheriff to present the judge with a pair of white gloves. Smart.
Webster 1913

maiden aunt

  • noun an unmarried aunt
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maiden blue-eyed mary

  • noun small widely branching western plant with tiny blue-and-white flowers; British Columbia to Ontario and south to California and Colorado
    Collinsia parviflora.
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maiden flight

  • noun the first flight of its kind
    • the Stealth bomber made its maiden flight in 1989
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Maiden name

  • noun a woman's surname before marriage
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  • the surname of a woman before her marriage.
Webster 1913

maiden over

  • noun (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
    maiden.
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Maiden pink

  • noun low-growing loosely mat-forming Eurasian pink with a single pale pink flower with a crimson center
    Dianthus deltoides.
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  • . (Bot.) See under Pink.
Webster 1913

Maiden plum

  • (Bot.), a West Indian tree (Comocladia integrifolia) with purplish drupes. The sap of the tree is glutinous, and gives a persistent black stain.
Webster 1913

Maiden speech

  • the first speech made by a person, esp. by a new member in a public body.
Webster 1913

Maiden tower

  • the tower most capable of resisting an enemy.
Webster 1913

maiden voyage

  • noun the first voyage of its kind
    • in 1912 the ocean liner Titanic sank on its maiden voyage
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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