Lady Godiva


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Noun1.Lady Godiva - according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavilyLady Godiva - according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080)
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WINNING gold at an international cake decorating competition was the icing on the cake for one Dutch baker and her amazing edible Lady Godiva.
NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GODIVA Chocolatier is thrilled to announce the 2015 Lady GODIVA Honorees; Lynne Silver, Laurelee Blanchard, and Lori Flowers, who will each receive a $10,000 grant for their exemplary philanthropic work and embodiment of the core pillars of the Lady GODIVA Program: selflessness, generosity, leadership, and community involvement.
HERITAGE Minister Ed Vaizey has slapped a preservation order on a clockwork model of Peeping Tom spying on a naked Lady Godiva.
According to legend, the original Peeping Tom was a tailor who watched Lady Godiva as she rode naked through the streets of Coventry.
ZANDRA Rhodes is creating clothing for a 10m tall puppet of Lady Godiva as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Midland icon Lady Godiva is to form the basis of an arts project celebrating the 2012 Olympics.
Vicky Jewson, director of recent British film Lady Godiva, donated pounds 5 to Maggie's cancer charity for each rider in the buff.
After shooting her first 'film' aged seven, she wrote Lady Godiva the day after finishing her A-levels.
BALLYMACKEY LARK again showed just how much the Coventry circuit plays to her strengths with an impressive performance to land the pounds 3,000 William Hill Lady Godiva 480 Bitches final on Wednesday.
Through the films the tax rebel inside all of us can stand with heroes like Robin Hood, Zorro and Lady Godiva, whose deeds ended oppressive taxation.
It's Halloween, and both of you are dressed (or, rather, undressed) as Lady Godiva.
Bush, whose family lineage descends from Mark Anthony and Lady Godiva.