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See also Slander.assembly of women
Blondie and Tootsie
symbolizes gossip in dream context. [Dream Lore: Jobes, 143]
Duchess of Berwick
two characters continually gossiping from morning to night. [Comics: “Blondie” in Horn, 118]
rumor-jabbering woman upsets Lady Windermere. [Br. Lit.: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Magill I, 488–490]
Fanny’s aunt, the universal type of busybody. [Br. Lit.: Mansfield Park, Magill I, 562–564]
New Hampshire town where everyone knows everyone else’s business. [Am. Lit.: Peyton Place, Payton, 523]
leader of a group that creates and spreads malicious gossip. [Br. Drama: Sheridan The School for Scandal]
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