old maid


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old maid

a card game using a pack from which one card has been removed, in which players try to avoid holding the unpaired card at the end of the game
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They say old maids have a mania for matchmaking, and though I don't feel that weakness in myself as yet,I know a little person who is very unhappy with her father.
All the succeeding governments, even that of the Hundred Days, refused to appoint him mayor of Alencon,--a place he coveted, which, could he have had it, would, he thought, have won him the hand of a certain old maid on whom his matrimonial views now turned.
Both, ensconced in their idea and wearing the armor of apparent indifference, awaited the moment when some lucky chance might deliver the old maid over to them.
Besides, his marriage with the old maid would put him socially so high in the town that he would have great influence.
But mice eat bumble-bees and cats eat mice and old maids keep cats.
So don't worry if you do get to be old maids, girls," said Dan.
Gentlemen, which means boys, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble, and serve womankind, regardless of rank, age, or color.
Again the two old maids cried in heartfelt chorus that they wished they had not sold their field.
Police said that owner of the house had lodged a complaint against the thirteen years old maid that she had stolen valuables some four months ago.
ISLAMABAD -- Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani Monday detached himself from hearing trial against OSD Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife in 10-year old maid Tayyaba's torture case.
Austen introduces Anne as an old maid, however, through her family's definition of her as past her prime and unmarriageable.
a couple for allegedly brutalising their 14- year- old maid.