from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female lecturer.
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I met up with a few of the people from the Natural History Museum and am happy becuase they say I can go back to the meteorites and to just tell them when I want to I also bumped into one of my lecturess from Imperial as she was giving a talk on Chixulub.
One of the deceased was the husband of an American lady lecturess of the most intense description; and a strong-minded bloomer on the broadest principles.
This Miss Fanny Wright was a famous lecturess, of the Owenite school, who was shunned like a pestilence by the fashionable world of New
Miss Birdseye made her way back to the great lecturess, who was bending an indulgent attention on Miss Chancellor; the latter compressed into a small space, to be near her, and sitting with clasped hands and a concentration of inquiry which by contrast made Mrs. Farrinder's manner seem large and free.
I may be wrong, of course, but I fancied the fair lecturess was as dissatisfied with No. 6 as I was.
Institute, and as I passed along the streets, digesting what I had seen and heard during the evening, I took myself to task severely -- as it is always well to do, if only to prevent somebody else doing it for me -- and asked whether, if the lecturess had not been a lecturess but a lecturer -- if being a lecturess she weighed eighteen stone, or was old and wizen, or dropped her h's -- whether I should have stayed three mortal hours in that stuffy room, and I frankly own I came to the conclusion I should _not_.