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consort

1. esp formerly
a. a small group of instruments, either of the same type, such as viols, (a whole consort) or of different types (a broken consort)
b. (as modifier): consort music
2. the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
3. a ship that escorts another
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Under existing laws and precedent, the wives of ruling Kings become Queen Consorts, but the husbands of sovereign Queens do not have the right to any title.
The instrumental consort repertory of the late fifteenth century.
Although chapter five covers all girls, the focus is primarily on imperial women and the Confucian scholars' efforts to educate and curtail the influence of imperial consorts and their families.
Now we are being told that in the fullness of time we shall have Camilla, Princess Consort.
GAL (both consorts and wives) owned an array of gold jewelry, fine textiles, and various other personal items such as engraved bowls.
SOMETHING IS certainly in the air lately, inspiring ladies to make public statements attesting to the heterosexuality of their consorts.
The Ward and Cranford consorts include extensive chromaticism and some Italian-madrigal influences, while Milton's fantasias employ relatively conservative techniques.
The 30-second "The Wall" commercial created by McCann Erickson, opens on an Emperor in ancient China, standing on a grassy rolling hill, staring off into the distance with a small group of consorts behind him.
There is clearly a need now to extend the 2011 reform by resolving the difference in the titles of royal consorts.
Its history is an introduction to the role of queen-consorts during this period through the patronage of Queen Maria, consort of Charles II of Anjou.
Sure, Xena has puckered up to Gabrielle, but the closest you'll get to queer on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is that, the big hunk (Kevin Sorbo) consorts with drag queens--namely, the Widow Twanky, a recurring character played by a heavily padded Michael Hurst, who usually plays Here's sidekick, Iolaus.

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