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  1. a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “maid of battle.”

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He once experimented with dressing as “Hilda the Wicked Witch” as a way to expand his business to Halloween.

“We started making excuses,” said administrative assistant Hilda Carrillo.

Today the remains of the real Margaret Hilda Thatcher are here at her funeral service.

Behind her back they called Thatcher “Hilda”—her middle name—because of its lower-class origins.

Hilda, trembling at the door, more than half expected Mr. Orgreave to say: "You mean, she's invited herself."

Janet's silence impressed Hilda: it was not merely strange--it was formidable: it affected the whole day.

Janet might have said before leaving: "Tea had better not wait too long--Hilda has to be down at Clayhanger's at half-past six."

On the next afternoon, at a quarter-past two, Hilda and Janet were sitting together in the breakfast-room.

In sheer nervousness, Hilda also dropped to her knees on the hearthrug, and began to worry the fire with the poker.





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