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quean

 (kwēn)
n.
1. A woman regarded as being disreputable, especially a prostitute.
2. Scots A young woman.

[Middle English quene, from Old English cwene, woman; see gwen- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

quean

(kwiːn)
n
1. archaic
a. a boisterous, impudent, or disreputable woman
b. a prostitute; whore
2. Scot a young unmarried woman or girl
[Old English cwene; related to Old Saxon, Old High German quena, Gothic qino, Old Norse kona, Greek gunē woman. Compare queen]

quean


(kwēn),
n.
1. an impudent woman; hussy.
3. Scot. a girl or young woman.
[before 1000; Middle English quene, Old English cwene, c. Middle Dutch quene, kone, Old High German quena, Old Norse kona, Gothic qino < Germanic *kwenōn-, < c. Old Irish ben, Greek gynḗ, Skt jáni < Indo-European *gwen-Ha; akin to queen]
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Aubrey Allen, The Cakery, COOK, Bread & Co, Leif, Queans, Vinteas and Wildes will be among the local favourites making a comeback, while the I Love Leam section celebrating non-food retailers will include Blighty Bizarre, Textile Anarchist and The Body Shop.
The six story apartment building, which consists of 87 units and totals approximately 78,000 s/f, is located near the Queans Botanical Garden, the Flushing Meadows Golf Center, Kissena Corridor Park, and the seven train.
See also Lawrence Manley, "Playing with Fire: Immolation in the Repertory of Strange's Men," Early Theatre Journal 4 (2001): 115-29 (an essay, along with one by Knutson on Pembroke's Men and Mark Bayer on the Cockpit, which appears in the "Issues in Review" section, introduced by Scott McMillin, of this journal, 111-48); Mary Bly, Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)--a detailed study of the repertory of the Whitefriars children's company; and Lucy Munro, The Children of the Queen's Revels (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Throughout the year, they are therefore organising regular tasting events for both wine and whisky lovers, as well as conducting gourmet food and wine nights in association with Queans in Leamington and Malbec in Stratford.
Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000 By Mary Bly
The festival wouldn't be possible without the support of local businesses so we will be welcoming back old favourites Aubrey Allen, bread&co, Queans and Vinteas, as well as new experiences such as The Clarendon & Wildes Bar, Comme Ci Comme Ca, Restaurant 23 & Morgan's Bar, Ame Soeur, Fat Birds Cafe and Spangles American Hotdogs.
Other recent transactions include the purchase of hundreds of units in Jackson Heights, Queans as well as select locations in Brooklyn.
In the note to line 209, they point out that the soldiers' words, "These queans will quell us here," mean that the soldier is afraid the women will destroy [quell] them.
They are scolding Queans, and let 'em by whipt, or carry them to the Ribble and duck 'em--I'll try if I can tame you--Give me some sack--Lord, how I labour
The cheerful chef has long been a regular at Leamington Food And Drink Festival and is looking forward to showcasing her Ice Queans.
Five Guys Burgers & Fries inked a 2,000 s/f retail lease at Fresh Meadows, a 405,000 s/f shopping center located on 188th Street, between 69th Avenue and 73rd Avenue in Fresh Meadows, Queans.
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