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- n. Obsolete form of murderess.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A battlement in ancient fortifications with interstices for firing through.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A murderess.
- n. In old fortification, a battlement with interstices or loopholes for firing through.
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But were a WOMAN to attempt such an expedient, however strong her sense of injury, however invincible her fortitude, or important the preservation of character, she would be deemed a murdress.