Mannishness


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Mannishness

See also Boyishness.
Amazon
female warrior. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 18]
Boadicea
(Boudicca) British queen and warrior; slew 80,000 Romans. [Br. Hist.: Walsh, Classical, 58]
Bradamant
female knight-errant. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
Brass, Sally
couldn’t tell her apart from brother Sampson. [Br. Lit.: The Old Curiosity Shop]
Omphale
Lydian queen; wore Hercules’ lion skin. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 269]
Rosie the Riveter
popular WWII song romanticizing women workers. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 395]
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It is likewise surprising that a woman who was renowned for her mannishness should have appointed her niece as sole executrix and not her kinsman Abraham Robinson.
From the "muscle moll" to the "butch" ballplayer: Mannishness, lesbianism, and homophobia in U.