Definition of Oldwives

1. oldwife [n] - See also: oldwife



Lexicographical Neighbors of Oldwives

oldness
oldnesses
olds
oldsightedness
oldskool
oldsquaw
oldsquaws
oldster
oldsters
oldstyle
oldstyles
oldtimer
oldtimers
oldwench
oldwife
oldwives (current term)
oldy
ole
olea
oleaceous
oleaginous
oleaginously
oleaginousness
oleamen
oleamide
oleamides
oleander
oleander fern
oleanders
oleandomycin

Literary usage of Oldwives

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The founding of a nation: the story of the Pilgrim fathers, their voyage on by Frank Moody Gregg (1915)
"From the field, I went to the brook up which the oldwives were running in great numbers from the sea. As I looked down into the water boiling with the ..."

2. Notes on English Literature by Fred Parker Emery (1892)
"The oldwives' Tale gave Milton the outline of Comus. It is rude, but strong in dramatic situation. Robert Greene (1560-1592). ..."

3. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1889)
"... and soe. consequently, a place of great commerce, the critical! reader may perhaps number me among those that delight in oldwives' tales and make it my ..."

4. A History of American Literature .. by Moses Coit Tyler (1890)
"1 "The beasts of offence be Skunks, Ferrets, Foxes, whose impudence sometimes drives them to the good-wives' hen roost to fill their paunch."2 "The oldwives ..."

5. Among the Isles of Shoals by Celia Thaxter (1892)
"... and feet of dull gold, — that come when you wave a white handkerchief, and flutter almost within reach of your hand; or oldwives, called by the natives ..."

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