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spinster

1. Law (in legal documents) a woman who has never married
2. (formerly) a woman who spins thread for her living
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Sarah Hasel - Born on 28/06/1894 in Manchester; Died on 30/07/1990 in Hackney in London; She's listed as a spinster.
Newray, said the amount for each single application is US30 per couples-meaning an individual can pay USD15 to obtain his or her bachelor or spinster certificate.
The dispute started on last Thursday when men launched a campaign called 'let her become a spinster,' expressing through it their dis satisfaction with the rising cost of marriage expenses.
The former didn't want Rutherford to take the part of her fabled spinster sleuth Miss Marple and the actress was more than reluctant to take the role.
Austen wrote Persuasion just after the eighteenth century, the period in which the spinster figure developed her stigma.
With a record number of American women now unmarried (more than 50 percent) Kate Bolick offers a fresh look at "going solo" in Spinster.
"Married Sisters doesn't sound as good as Spinster Sisters," laughed Perkins.
The film is a romantic comedy about a woman whose quest is to find a hubby before she becomes a spinster! Ironic; if Hassan doesn't return in time she'll be a "film spinster" as well!
The former means that a woman shouldn't get married just to escape from the label of 'spinster', because she might regret it later on, while the latter means that marrying any man is better than remaining single.
A KIND-HEARTED spinster left PS500,000 to 999 rescuers who saved her from a fire.