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little woman

noun
1.
(Brit, old-fashioned) the little woman, a facetious term for wife
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  • Jim swept the little woman off her feet and held her for a moment to his heart.

    The Ranch Girls in Europe Margaret Vandercook
  • A knocking was heard at the door, and the little woman vanished.

    The Little Lame Prince Dinah Maria Mulock
  • And as I am pleased with you for being honest,” continued the little woman, “I shall give you some breakfast out of my basket.

    Mopsa the Fairy Jean Ingelow
  • They obeyed the little woman who—by turns—could be so stern and yet so kind.

    A Little Miss Nobody Amy Bell Marlowe
  • He rose at sight of us, and I saw that a little woman at a table close by was looking at him with intense interest.

    The Brightener C. N. Williamson
  • There's a little woman who sells cigars on the jetty at Bastia.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • So saying, the little woman ran off towards the town, wringing her hands, and Jack ran beside her.

    Mopsa the Fairy Jean Ingelow
  • So do I. Say, little woman, suppose you and I try to cure it.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • In fact, the Infanta was charming-like a little woman—and not at all embarrassed.

  • As the little woman paused for breath, Phœbe seized her opportunity.

    The Panchronicon Harold Steele Mackaye

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