They threw a rope over my shoulders from behind, and I felt the foot of one termagant in the small of my back as she hauled taut.
The child must not be suffered to grow up into a termagant—you will admit that, I hope?
Mary was placed in the charge of Shrewsbury and his termagant spouse, Bess of Hardwick.
There are two claimants on the Milanese, then; the Spanish termagant, and he?
Mine gave me the very mare we're driving—half-sister to termagant.
And I was the termagant who must have put it there, though I have no memory of doing so.
A termagant wife, if such a law were to pass, would be a phoenix.
She may be a fool—she may be a termagant—she may be what you please—but—but she has money.
It was the condition on which the King promised to dismiss the termagant.
About a fortnight afterwards, we spoke the termagant, and they gave us our craft.
c.1500, "violent, overbearing person" (especially of women), from Teruagant, Teruagaunt (c.1200), name of a fictitious Muslim deity appearing in medieval morality plays, from Old French Tervagant, a proper name in "Chanson de Roland" (c.1100), of uncertain origin.