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matron

Brit the former name for the administrative head of the nursing staff in a hospital
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We are thus offered a sense of the ways that traditional doctrines of marriage might have encountered individual interests and assumptions, to render matronhood as variable, perhaps, as the more colourful images of marginality presented elsewhere in this collection.
Wotan" in Rheingold, the angry embodiment of aggrieved matronhood in Walkure, the tragically beset Waltraute in Gotterddmmerung: All these suffered Ludwig's thin, often squeaky soprano, with neither volume nor resonance to save the gestures.