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Related to Mannishness: masculinity
See also Boyishness.Amazon
female warrior. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 18]
(Boudicca) British queen and warrior; slew 80,000 Romans. [Br. Hist.: Walsh, Classical, 58]
female knight-errant. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
couldn’t tell her apart from brother Sampson. [Br. Lit.: The Old Curiosity Shop]
Rosie the Riveter
Lydian queen; wore Hercules’ lion skin. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 269]
popular WWII song romanticizing women workers. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 395]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.