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Definition of Maiden

  MAIDEN   noun
A young person of the unfair sex addicted to clewless conduct and views that madden to crime.  The genus has a wide geographical distribution, being found wherever sought and deplored wherever found.  The maiden is not altogether unpleasing to the eye, nor (without her piano and her views) insupportable to the ear, though in respect to comeliness distinctly inferior to the rainbow, and, with regard to the part of her that is audible, bleating out of the field by the canary -- which, also, is more portable.
  A lovelorn maiden she sat and sang --
      This quaint, sweet song sang she;
  'It's O for a youth with a football bang
      And a muscle fair to see!
              The Captain he
              Of a team to be!
  On the gridiron he shall shine,
  A monarch by right divine,
      And never to roast on it -- me!'

Opoline Jones

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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