If mine were Roman instead of retrouss, I would probably have been a bluestocking and respected by Mr. Ormsby.
The don and the bluestocking have to live, so have the cowboy and the cook.
The bluestocking paused and looked round the circle of interested faces.
This was the most brilliant moment in the public career of our bluestocking.
Dear bluestocking, you really are— murmured the Gentle Lady.
Though a bluestocking, her praise was usually generously bestowed; she knew well how to flatter.
"Men do so hate a bluestocking," she said once pensively to her friend Emily.
A bluestocking and a sansculotte (not a very usual combination), she was also a woman of the very latest cry in frocks.
I am not going to caricature a bluestocking, but to point out one or two real dangers.
You neither of you seem to take the woman into consideration at all, piped the bluestocking.
also blue-stocking, 1790, derisive word for a woman considered too learned, traces to a London literary salon founded c.1750 by Elizabeth Montagu on the Parisian model, featuring intellectual discussion instead of card games, and in place of ostentatious evening attire, simple dress, including Benjamin Stillingfleet's blue-gray tradesman's hose which he wore in place of gentleman's black silk, hence the term, first applied in derision to the whole set by Admiral Boscawen. None of the ladies wore blue stockings. Borrowed by the neighbors in loan-translations, cf. French bas-bleu, Dutch blauwkous, German Blaustrumpf.