wise woman


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wise woman

n.
1. A woman who is venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
2. A woman who practices traditional arts or folkways such as herbal medicine, midwifery, or divination.
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Such a sort of thing had not been known since the Wise Woman at Tarley died; and she had charms as well as "stuff": everybody went to her when their children had fits.
I asked, 'Why, how does the wise woman cure screaming fits?
This belief was confirmed by his experience of women, which, having latterly been extended from the cultivated middle-class into the rural community, had taught him how much less was the intrinsic difference between the good and wise woman of one social stratum and the good and wise woman of another social stratum, than between the good and bad, the wise and the foolish, of the same stratum or class.
It was made, my lord, of old time, none know how or when, not even the wise woman Gagool, who has lived for generations.
They could travel no further because of the high mountains which ring in the land, so say the old voices of our fathers that have descended to us the children, and so says Gagool, the wise woman, the smeller out of witches," and again he pointed to the snow-clad peaks.
A wise woman hath made prophecy that this blind side will one day be the death of me.
She returned this fealty by causing it to be understood that she was even more incensed against the felonious shade of the deceased than anybody else was; thus, on the whole, she came out of her furnace like a wise woman, and did exceedingly well.
However, finding both father and son against her on this point, she gave in, like a wise woman, and proceeded to prepare Tom's kit for his launch into a public school.
The household consisted of Mr Dorman, an old acquaintance, his ten-year-old son George, and Mr Dorman's mother, an aged lady with a considerable local reputation as a wise woman.
Her journey takes her from being a beloved adoptive daughter to an unwanted servant, wise woman in training and knowing the glory of being a bull dancer for the King of Crete.
And finally, there were stories from a wise woman, Lourdes S.
In response, Jack comes up with a plan that's so drastic, even Max thinks it's a bad idea, but can a surprise visitor succeed where Dot and trainee Wise Woman of Walford, Stacey, have failed and make him see sense?