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Maiden
Maiden Maid"en, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to, or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence. ``Amid the maiden throng.' --Addison. Have you no modesty, no maiden shame ? --Shak. 2. Never having been married; not having had sexual intercourse; virgin; -- said usually of the woman, but sometimes of the man; as, a maiden aunt. ``A surprising old maiden lady.' --Thackeray. 3. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused. ``Maiden flowers.' --Shak. Full bravely hast thou fleshed Thy maiden sword. --Shak. 4. Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been captured, or violated. -- T. Warton. Macaulay. Maiden assize (Eng. Law), an assize which there is no criminal prosecution; an assize which is unpolluted with blood. It was usual, at such an assize, for the sheriff to present the judge with a pair of white gloves. --Smart. Maiden name, the surname of a woman before her marriage. Maiden pink. (Bot.) See under Pink. Maiden plum (Bot.), a West Indian tree (Comocladia integrifolia) with purplish drupes. The sap of the tree is glutinous, and gives a persistent black stain. Maiden speech, the first speech made by a person, esp. by a new member in a public body. Maiden tower, the tower most capable of resisting an enemy.
Maiden
Maiden Maid"en, n. [OE. maiden, meiden, AS. m[ae]gden, dim. of AS. m[ae]g?, fr. mago son, servant; akin to G. magd, m["a]dchen, maid, OHG. magad, Icel. m["o]gr son, Goth. magus boy, child, magaps virgin, and perh. to Zend. magu youth. Cf. Maid a virgin.] 1. An unmarried woman; a girl or woman who has not experienced sexual intercourse; a virgin; a maid. She employed the residue of her life to repairing of highways, building of bridges, and endowing of maidens. --Carew. A maiden of our century, yet most meek. --Tennyson. 2. A female servant. [Obs.] 3. An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals. --Wharton. 4. A machine for washing linen.

Meaning of Maidens from wikipedia

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- mythical Valkyries may have been based on such shield-maidens. The historical existence of shield-maidens has been debated. The most recent scholarship, including...
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- Maiden Paps, Maidens Paps or Maiden's Pap may refer to: Maidens Paps, a cairn near Cochno Loch in the Kilpatrick Hills, Scotland Maiden Paps, Hawick,...
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