weeping widow

n.1.same as crumblecap.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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When his dragoons shot dead farmer John Brown of Priesthill, Claverhouse asked the murdered martyr's weeping widow what she thought of her husband now.
Nicknamed the "weeping widow," Bandaranaike became prime minister and extended her late husband's socialist policies, (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/964914.stm) according to BBC News .
WEEPING Widow Rebecca wipes a tear as she is comforted by Lyn Rigby
Her opponents therefore called her the "Weeping Widow."
Wife Marie, 32, said: "Everybody assumes that I should be a weeping widow but I saw him suffering and all we wanted to see was him out of pain.
THE weeping widow of murdered Joe McNeill tenderly touches his coffin yesterday as she says goodbye.
"Who would've thought it," I consoled the most recent weeping widow. "I mean, here's me going down the pub every night, eating all the wrong stuff and there was your Ray with his low-fat yoghurt, never smoked..."
Thus, Devine's weeping widow must take every opportunity, no matter how inapproto her daughter-in-law's barren condition; nincompoop Norman must inform every guest of his unpleasant skin condition; and doped-up Oscar must get higher and higher until he winds up naked on the roof.
The soldier discovers the now-solitary weeping widow and offers her comfort: first food and drink, and then love.
Litvinenko - a fierce critic of President Putin and the FSB - was murdered by the Russian authorities, his weeping widow Marina said yesterday.
It succeeded in striking weeping widow Sharon dumb, therefore saving us from having to watch Leticia Dean try to act.
But unlike Bandaranaike, who was the world's first woman prime minister, she was no weeping widow who cashed in on voter sympathy to take a front row seat in politics.