Blue stocking

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The flogging was only just over, and the executioner was releasing from the flogging bench a stout man with red whiskers, in blue stockings and a green jacket, who was moaning piteously.
It was toward evening that Ichabod arrived at the castle of the Heer Van Tassel, which he found thronged with the pride and flower of the adjacent country Old farmers, a spare leathern- faced race, in homespun coats and breeches, blue stockings, huge shoes, and magnificent pewter buckles.
Reynolds used this stacking element for Blue Stocking. He elevated it on a section of wood that terminates on one side in a heavy branch acting as two of its legs.
9.10 (435m): Petit Fromage, Dotland Vinnie, Cherrokee Gold (M), Drumcrow Swift (M), Branton Olive (W), Blue Stocking (W).
Police described the man as white and in his 30s, about 5-foot-6 with a medium build, wearing a black or dark blue stocking cap with the eyes cut out, a sweatshirt that was light and dark blue, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.
The team could wear red and blue striped shirts, two tone shorts and one red and one blue stocking, and play in a super 90, 000-seater stadium called Goodfield.
Maria Tenisheva may well have been an aristo, but she was also a blue stocking - a thinker, and an art teacher into the bargain.
He was described as a medium-size male, 20s, dressed in black, with a blue stocking cap, a bad wig, a fake tattoo on his cheek, and we're guessing an IQ around that of a turnip.
For example, if a tongue tie is to be used, what colour this item will be, how tightly will it be tied, and is it to be purpose-built, so to speak, or just an old pair of ladies tights - in which case, is it sheer, fancy, opaque or two-ply blue stocking.
But she was a mass of contradictions, for Bonner was also an independent spirit--a Southerner finding her own footing in the North, a girl vain of her beauty but with a streak of the blue stocking, a belle and coquette inching toward feminism.
The girl-next-door intellectual, who now parties with the rich and famous, has recently shed her blue stocking image to show a sexier side of herself.