old lady


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old lady

a large noctuid moth, Mormo maura, that has drab patterned wings originally thought to resemble an elderly Victorian lady's shawl
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The old lady, who was much less deaf on this subject than on any other, replied in the affirmative.
The old lady made a respectful inclination of the head, which seemed to say that she thought the doctor was a very clever man.
In the afternoon, the old lady heard from everyone that the shoes had been red, and she said that it was very wrong of Karen, that it was not at all becoming, and that in future Karen should only go in black shoes to church, even when she should be older.
Honeythunder, of course,' said the old lady, folding her arms.
At this moment Theodosia, the nursemaid, approached the old lady with the General's children.
As he was half amused and half curious and all in doubt how to get rid of the old lady without offence, she continued to lead us away, and he and Ada continued to follow, our strange conductress informing us all the time, with much smiling condescension, that she lived close by.
When once that imperious old lady had recovered from her natural awe of a lama he thought it probable that she would be worth listening to.
And she has has a right to do as she likes, I hope, Quilp,' said the old lady trembling, partly with anger and partly with a secret fear of her impish son-in-law.
you have been so kind as to take up my old lady in your own mind, and to do her the honour of turning the question over whether you mightn't one of these days have her in charge, like?
Why, but, child,' says the old lady, 'she is a beggar.
In the meantime the old lady was still speaking to me with the most considerate sympathy.
You mean that the old lady won't leave the money to you?