Definitions

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  • n. The female equivalent of a highwayman.

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Examples

  • Wulf agrees rather than be lopped, and takes his prison companion with him, a highwaywoman, and the Doctor goes for sorcerous support.

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  • I need to invent some news for the other forest creatures, like, the ninja girl has become a highwaywoman and little springtime has sold an episode to "House."

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  • Oh, and--I finally drew a picture of a highwaywoman.

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  • It's about a woman who steps out on the king's roads as a highwaywoman to test her true love.

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  • Eventually they so toned down and polished the deed of the little social highwaywoman as to pass her on in the family history with an escutcheon shadowed only, rather than smirched.

    The Man Thou Gavest

  • Contemporary accounts distinguish Lady Londonderry’s regime as irrevocably haughty, and as a strong partisan – described by E. F.Benson as “a highwaywoman in a tiara” – her influence is said to have been behind some of the contretemps of the Tory party.

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