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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.
In an exchange on the merits of Gabriel's "The Blessed Damozel," Christina alludes to this difficulty in a 27 June 1890 letter to her friend Miss Newsham: "Beautiful indeed is 'The Blessed Damozel,' even whilst I agree with you that it falls short of expressing the highest view, which yet (I hope) it does not contradict" (Letters, 4: 209).
Byddai gweithiau fel 'The Blessed Damozel' gan Rossetti neu 'The Beguiling of Merlin' gan Burne-Jones yn gyfarwydd iawn i fynychwyr selog oriel gelf Lady Lever ond mwynheais yn fawr iawn y cyfle i gael gwerthfawrogi 'The Eve of St Agnes' gan John Everett Millais o gasgliad Brenhinol Elizabeth II.
5) and John Byam Liston Shaw's The Blessed Damozel (1895; Fig.
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. And none of our tutors could have guessed what piece of printed book would precipitate this crisis.
" 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.
Si, lei e una "beautiful and gentle fingered goddess" (Lettere 189), una "blessed damozel" (Lettere 227).
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.
The demon and the damozel; dynamics of desire in the works of Christina Rossetti and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.