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
References in classic literature ?
They inherit Plantagenet blood by direct descent, and Tudor on the distaff side.
Seven member schools, except for rebuilding University of Santo Tomas, will vie for the title in the men's division while all eight schools will figure in the distaff side of the one-day tourney serving as a demonstration sport this season.
On the distaff side, teen lead Julia Barretto's mom is former actress Marjorie, and her stellar titas are Gretchen and Claudine.
Torres took care of an older and much more experienced Osenio in just under 40 seconds, scripting the fastest win in the distaff side.
Talaayeb's dam, Rumoush, finished third in the Oaks and was placed in the Park Hill at Doncaster so stamina is certainly not at a premium on the distaff side and her two runs so far offer plenty of confidence in her ability to go the distance.
Talaayeb's dam Rumoush finished third in the Oaks and was placed in the Park Hill at Doncaster so stamina is certainly not at a premium on the distaff side and her two runs so far offer plenty of confidence in her ability to go the distance.
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.
Lenlen Berina partnered Acato from the distaff side on 530 in a five-man team Hidada rotation.
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.
Craig Noel stars in the opening production, John Van Druten's The Distaff Side.
An engaging subject and a seldom-scrutinized athletic competition (at least on the distaff side, which is still fairly new to the Games) make Julie Wyman's documentary a fun watch, even though there's ultimately not a great deal of narrative drive or deeper insight.