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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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She blamed the problem partly on the Nigerian economy, confusion among the bachelors on their choices of the women they want as wives and the attitudes of the spinsters.
"I just found out that spinster used to be reserved for women 23-26 and that after you turned 26 if you were unmarried you became a...
When this paper contacted the National Archives on Friday, 1 February for further clarification on the new measure, CNDRA Communication officer Kaipee Newray said obtaining the certificate helps spinsters and bachelors to prove that they are single in the case of any challenge to that union.
Men: "since marriage has become an expensive concept most young men cannot afford and since women are ok with that and do not want to abandon this senselessness… so 'Khaliha Ta`nes' (which means 'let her become a spinster.')
Spinsters of eighteenth-century fiction like Tabitha Bramble, Aunt Leonella, or Grace Rayland--the spinsters from The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771), The Monk (1796), and The Old Manor House (1793), respectively--are figures so shallow they barely even qualify as characters: they are the literary equivalent of cardboard cutouts.
In her thoughtful follow-up to that article, Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own, Bolick considers the deeper questions emerging from the statistics on single women.
They are afraid to remain spinsters for the rest of their lives or to reach a certain age without getting married.
On Arrars, the Spinsters are chosen to work the looms that weave food and weather--even lives--at Manipulation Services.
Summary: JEDDAH: How to make the Kingdom's 1.5 million spinsters happy will be the topic of discussion at an evening lecture program scheduled to be held at Al-Kauther Mosque in Nuzla district on Friday.
SALALAH: A rise in the number spinsters is becoming a cause of concern for the Omani society.
Let's dream a dream that they'll be known as fabulous Freemales rather than sad spinsters..
Jordan (Spinsters Ink): In the sixth Kristin Ashe mystery, a 2007 Lammy finalist, the author's storytelling is the most complex, intriguing and meticulous to date.