from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect.
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- proper n. A popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression and triumphant reward, of which there were hundreds of versions before modern times.
- proper n. The main character in this story, a mistreated and impoverished girl. At a royal ball she meets a handsome prince who later identifies her with a dropped article, most commonly a slipper, and removes her from her poverty.
- proper n. A female given name
- n. A mistreated and impoverished girl.
- n. Rising unexpectedly from obscurity to success, as a Cinderella team.
- n. Neglected and denied resources, as a Cinderella service.
- n. A stamp or stamp-like label issued for purposes other than postal administration, not issued by a central government, or not listed in most general catalogues.
- n. A woman employed to clean, especially to remove ash from stoves and fireplaces.
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- n. a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
- n. a fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince
_Catskin_, which Mr. Burchell told to the children of the Vicar of Wakefield, is considered by Newell as the oldest of the Cinderella types, appearing in Straparola in 1550, while _Cinderella_ appeared first in Basile in
Let us take, for instance, the Story of Cinderella: The coach and pumpkins to which I have alluded and all the magic part of the story, are false to actual facts as we meet them in our every life; but is it not a higher truth that _Cinderella_ could escape from her chimney corner by thinking of the brightness outside?
CINDERELLA EATS RICE AND BEANS is a contemporary, Latin-American Cinderella musical that delightfully turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella and her stepsisters 'perspectives.
CINDERELLA stars audience favorite Dara Cameron as Cinderella (Wizard of Oz, Little Women), and
After finishing university and marrying, she says that what she calls the "Cinderella path" of monogamy did not feel right to her.
Scholars have attacked it for promoting female passivity, for giving stepmothers a bad name, and for equating beauty with virtue: The pretty Cinderella is good and her ugly stepsisters are bad.
In which I am interviewed at Cabinet des Fees regarding poetry, mythpunk, and knitting, and also a poem of mine regarding Cinderella is reprinted (possibly for the first time online.)
Just like in Cinderella, the spell cast on Lindsay Lohan by the evil judge ended at midnight.
I'm thinking Cinderella is probably a strong favourite in the fairytale department.
Previously in Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love: In a world filled with magic, even the best Fable might be tempted to sell their magical trinkets on the black market.