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Bashfulness (See TIMIDITY.)Andermatt, Christiane
takes series of baths hoping to cure childlessness. [Fr. Lit.: Mont-Oriol, Magill I, 618–620]
novel portraying a woman’s emotional sterility and her harsh labor on a farm. [Am. Lit.: Barren Ground]
symbol of unfruitfulness. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357]
sterile, arid basin in Nevada and California. [Geography: EB, III: 417]
Virgin’s kinswoman, blessed with pregnancy as old woman. [N.T.: Luke 1:5–25]
vast desert in the Arabian peninsula. [Geography: EB, VIII: 703]
barren wife; prays to Lord who grants her a son, Samuel. [O.T.: I Samuel 1:6]
vast north African desert. [Geography: EB, VIII: 768]
Waste Land, The
Abraham’s wife; unable to bear children. [O.T.: Genesis 11:30]
portrays sterility and chaos of the contemporary world. [Br. Lit.: “The Waste Land” in Hart, 899–900]
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