distaff side


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distaff side

n
the female side or branch of a family. Compare spear side

dis′taff side`


n.
the female side of a family.
[1885–90]

distaff side

, spear side - The female side of a family is the distaff side—the distaff being a stick used for holding yarn when spinning; the male side is the spear side.
See also related terms for spinning.
Translations

distaff side

[ˈdɪstɑːfˌsaɪd] n on the distaff sideper parte di madre
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They inherit Plantagenet blood by direct descent, and Tudor on the distaff side. Ha!
In the distaff side, Jose Maria Colleges-A's pair of Keith Clair Guma and Angelique Alia nipped the duo of sister team JMC-C (Lussel Mae Solis/Martina Miles Dennison) in the finals, 21-15 while UIC-A's tandem of Trixie Alysson Segarino and Hannah Mae Ortiz settled for third place after winning over the SPC Stallions (Sheena Marie Lao/Yuoka Watanabe), 21-15.
Fresh from its domination of the sprint events a day earlier, powerhouse Hong Kong found the men's and women's elite field in the 26th edition of the 2019 NTT ASTC Subic Bay International Triathlon (SuBIT) Asian Cup, a tougher nut to crack and had to settle for a share of the day's glory with HK winning the men's side and China ruling the distaff side yesterday at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
But Malixi, competing in the 12-14 age bracket, grabbed the overall crown in the distaff side with a 302 aggregate after a 78, edging Gabasa (74-303).
Ten women's and men's teams, led by the pair of Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez for the distaff side and Jade Becaldo and Fort Llores for the men's, will slug it out for the BVR on Tour title.
[that] are invariably ahis-torical and biblically naive." Besides being "embarrassing," she notes, such statements "bear false witness to the Jesus of history and are ultimately destructive to the body of Christ, especially the distaff side."
Revelations It is sadly pathos inducing stuff The misnomer known as love Used mainly by herself as she's The most deadly of her species Misquoted love is actually lust To the cost of loyalty and trust Love is also known as passion Hence subject to the bedroom ration Unknown until the knot is tied Nagged in silence both allied A sure way to inhibit speech Not exactly a day on the beach I now present undeniable proof Love is merely a comic spoof The distaff side's ruthlessness Hence man's eternal blind guess But that is not the final conclusion Love's a social enigmatic illusion It's also a veritable tragedy Hidden deep in its own majesty I think my theory stands as viable In fact I'd swear to it on a bible.
Six of the 11 runners this year represent the distaff side and of particular interest are the fiveyear-olds Techno Queen, who was runner-up last year, and Weltmacht, who won easily at Baden-Baden last time on her first attempt at this trip.
Aileen Miralbuna was the top performer on the distaff side, shooting 614 (157, 162, 205) to become the ladies Bowler of the Week while leading the way for Rock N Roll.
There is plenty of stamina on the distaff side of the family and she gets the each way vote in a cracking heat.
Eight teams of six members each are taking part in the League, which has a new scoring format that recognises both the distinction provided by renowned Class A players and the worthy contributions of beginners and the graceful distaff side. The teams will continue to battle it out every Saturday on a single round-robin series for the next 9 weeks including a week for the positioning round and the Master's event for both male and female division.
Craig Noel stars in the opening production, John Van Druten's The Distaff Side. Noel will go on to lead the theatre as artistic director for more than five decades.