from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female knight; a woman of knightly character, or who is the wife of a knight.
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I will cheerfully weed your flowers and wax your speeder for you if you agree to instruct me in the ways of the Force so I can become a Jedi knightess.
I will ride in like a knightess in shining armor and save the day.
So here 's luck to that bold adventuress, that knightess-errant, the widow
"You must n't faint, or explode, or anything -- but the lady he's engaged to in England is your old friend -- that bold adventuress, that knightess errant -- the widow