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also dam·oi·selle or dam·o·zel  (dăm′ə-zĕl′)
n. Archaic
A young woman; a damsel.

[Middle English damoisele, from Old French damoiselle, damsel; see damsel.]
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Noun1.damozel - a young unmarried womandamozel - a young unmarried woman    
maiden, maid - an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
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Instead of the conventional rack of war-worn bats, a carved oak bookcase, with every shelf in a litter, filled the better part of one wall; and where I looked for cricketing groups, I found reproductions of such works as "Love and Death" and "The Blessed Damozel," in dusty frames and different parallels.
204- I see the relevance of McGann's reading to a Rossetti poem such as "The Blessed Damozel," but I detect neither comfort nor magical potential in "The Woodspurge.
5) and John Byam Liston Shaw's The Blessed Damozel (1895; Fig.
Not only in The House of Life but also in individual poems like "The "Blessed Damozel," "Mary's Girlhood," "Jenny," "The Orchard Pit," "Eden Bower," and "Sister Helen" does Rossetti develop the lily/rose motifs that inevitably enclose women within the prisons of their own bodies.
And little things put one off: Rossetti's Blessed Damozel, first by my rapture and next by my revolt, held up my appreciation of Beatrice for many years" (223).
The mind of a boy of fourteen may be deadened by Shakespeare, and may burst into life on collision with Omar or the blessed Damozel.
The paintings have been lent to the venue in exchange for its loan of The Blessed Damozel by Rossetti to the Muse de l'Orangerie.
We rounded out our collection of the visual arts with two images our students would not have anticipated, a painting of Reincarnation in the Hindu tradition and Dante Gabriel Rossetti's The Blessed Damozel (1871-79), in which a woman looks longingly down from heaven at her still-living love interest.
His work La Damoiselle elue is a cantata based on the poem The Blessed Damozel by Dante Gabrielle Rossetti.
The novel is saturated with artists's names and references to their works and movements: among others, Etruscan pottery, the Gothic, the Florentine quattrocento, the Mona Lisa, the baroque, Inigo Jones, Piranesi, Hogarth, Ingres, Soane, Delacroix, the Barbizon school, Landseer, Ruskin, Morris, Arundel prints, Millais, Holman Hunt and his The Awakening Conscience, Rossetti and his The Blessed Damozel, the arts-and-crafts movement, art nouveau, 'greenery-yallery' aestheticism, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Cezanne, Brancusi, Francis Picabia, futurism, and chinoiserie.
Alicia Faxon has shown how he adapted the design of clasped lovers for his Blessed Damozel of 1875-78 (Fogg Museum, Harvard) from the embracing figures at the bottom of the Botticelli.