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termagant

a shrewish woman; scold

Termagant

tumultuous Muslim deity (male); today, a virago. [Medieval Lit.: Espy, 125]
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Kate, so sweet of voice and broad of girth that the boy believes for a time that she's the singer Kate Smith, is actually a muumuu-wearing termagant.
Owned by Jorge Vasicek, who has enjoyed tremendous days with Prendergast-trained fillies including dual Group 1 heroine La Collina and Moyglare Stakes winner Termagant, was thrilled with his home-bred daughter of Marju.
So when, for instance, Eyre commends the conscripted Ralph's military prowess, he does so using layered metatheatrical terms: "Hector of Troy was hackney to him, Hercules and Termagant scoundrels.
In The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio starves his termagant wife into orderly conduct that appears alternately submissive and empowered.
As she argues, the early modern period saw the birth of the aesthetic ideal of verisimilitude, the need to "Suit the action to the word, the word to the action" (8-9): Hamlet himself famously ridicules cycle drama when he states he would have a fellow whipped for "o'erdoing Termagant.
Now may Mahound that ruleth us, and Apollo our good lord And Termagant protect the King, and the Queen watch andward.
The two original housewives are joined by a glamorous socialite and a wonderfully drawn old termagant.
The soft ground will hold no fears for her and she is preferred to Termagant who was just behind her in the Irish 1000 Guineas last May.
Mohja Kahf is the author of Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque (1999), E-mails from Scheherazad (poetry, 2003), and The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf (novel, 2006).
Her only defeat at the distance came at the hands of subsequent Group One scorer Termagant, while she had an eventual three-time winner well beat when landing a Group Three victory.
Her only defeat at the distance came at the hands of subsequent Group One scorer Termagant while she had an eventual threetime winner well beat when landing a Group Three victory.
Long Lashes was a winner on soft ground for Jessica Harrington before joining Bin Surour, but was beaten 12 lengths by Termagant in the Moyglare Stud Stakes.