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old boiler

noun

an unattractive and less feminine older woman

Usage Note

derogatory slang

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  • “That thing looks like an old boiler, major,” said Fitzgerald.

    For Fortune and Glory Lewis Hough
  • The cause of explosion was undue pressure for an old boiler of such weak shape.

    Records of Steam Boiler Explosions Edward Bindon Marten
  • But here, here I sit and listen to the hiss of steam in the old boiler room.

    Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
  • Just one chance to spurt her up till she rattled her old boiler into smithereens and run the whole train into the ditch.

  • I have seen an old boiler in action, with steam and drops of water spurting out of some of the rivet-holes.

  • He concluded it was the wind blowing a branch of a tree against an old boiler in the ruin before him.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • Then they took out the old boiler and went away, leaving a most discouraging mass of rubbish lying about the yard.

    Out of the Hurly-Burly Charles Heber Clark

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