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little woman

(Brit, old-fashioned) the little woman, a facetious term for wife
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  • In the meantime, little woman, what are you to do with all these hungry horses on your hands?

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • I'll just re-enter that bet to the little woman while I think of it.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • He'd like to show that little woman that she didn't know all about him yet.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • The little woman looked up at him—very sadly, Isabel thought.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • It was the little woman as had the secret, and she was always a spinning at her wheel.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • For example, then, said the little woman, what species of gift did Monsieur desire?

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • "Sure and I'll not be takin' it, Pat," said the little woman decidedly.

    The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys Gulielma Zollinger
  • She was a little woman, timid and weak, who was seldom seen.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • She was a little woman with bright eyes who liked to laugh with the men.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • My little woman would be sorry to worry mamma, wouldn't she?

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