/ (ˈʃɪptən) /
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a day-flying noctuid moth, Callistege mi, mottled brown in colour and named from a fancied resemblance between its darker marking and a haggish profile
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Word Origin for Mother Shipton
named after Mother Shipton, a legendary prophetess in 15th-century Yorkshire
Words nearby Mother Shipton
mother-out-law, mother's boy, Mother's Day, mother's helper, mother ship, Mother Shipton, mother spleenwort, mother superior, Mother Teresa, mother tongue, Motherwell
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How to use Mother Shipton in a sentence
Near by is the lovely little glen of Pynkinscleugh, concerning which Mother Shipton predicted strange things, as yet unrealised.
There was a figure on crutches at the door; and Old Mother Shipton, the witch, kicked the astonished visitor as he left.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
One of the witnesses recognised her, from her likeness to the portraits of Mother Shipton the sorceress.
Only Mother Shipton—once the strongest of the party—seemed to sicken and fade.
He dropped a warning to the Duchess and Mother Shipton, who of course knew the facts of their associate's defection.