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  • n. Plural form of maidenhead.


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  • Though it be against Hippocrates 'oath, some of them will give a dram, promise to restore maidenheads, and do it without danger, make an abortion if need be, keep down their paps, hinder conception, procure lust, make them able with Satyrions, and now and then step in themselves.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hercules took the maidenheads of fifty girls, in a single night.


  • There are some reasons for this passion of mankind for maidenheads.


  • The pagan Gods thought highly of maidenheads, they often took them and always, they set aside the virgins for themselves.


  • As for the thirty-two thousand maidenheads, I wish him joy of them.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Two maidenheads meeting together in wedlock, the first child must be a fool, is their common aphorism.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Why, then, it is like, if there come a hot June and this civil buffeting hold, we shall buy maidenheads as they buy hob-nails, by the hundreds.

    The first part of King Henry the Fourth

  • Mean while, by the glimpse I stole of him, I could easily discover a person far from promising any such doughty performances as the storming of maidenheads generally requires, and whose flimsy consumptive texture gave him more the air of an invalid that was pressed, than of a volunteer, on such hot service.

    Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

  • Ay, the heads of the maids, or their maidenheads; take it in what sense thou wilt.

    Romeo and Juliet

  • And how many maids, in this manner, have been eased of that heavy burthen of their maidenheads, is well known to the whole World.

    The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the Second Part, The Confession of the New Married Couple


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