Noun(1) the sphere of work by women(2) the staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning
Adjective(1) characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
(1) Often the prepared wool was put on a distaff to make it easier to spin.(2) Now that the studios cater to ever younger audiences with ever younger stars in ever goofier vehicles, actors (especially the distaff members of the profession) are considered over the hill at thirty-five.(3) Her profession seems almost engraved in her form as she holds the distaff under her arm, draws the thread skillfully from it, and winds it on the bobbin with her other hand, all the while looking fixedly, eyes not quite focused, at us.(4) Fillies and mares will benefit the most from the increased racing opportunities with seven new races restricted to the distaff division.(5) As yet, she's too much your standard feisty, gutsy, lateral-thinking distaff detective to be viable independently.(6) You read that right: finally, the distaff gamer can create her own digital counterpart.(7) It rankled, this meeting, closed to them in the same way the ranks of management had once been closed to their distaff counterparts.(8) Well, at least they've brought back Daniel Jackson, pleasing the distaff fans.(9) marriage is still the passport to distaff power(10) The distaff decision was delivered to Brenda Raganot.(11) However, the prospect of an army of females not only having tea in his home, but also planning to stay indefinitely, finally breaks down his resolve and he joins the distaff ranks.(12) In the absence of anything more appealing just now, concocting distaff versions of some of the sport's more illustrious bouts from the past is reckoned to be good business.(13) Nor do we get any insight into what drives his distaff nemesis, aside from a wholly generic motivation, and a fuzzy one at that.(14) They shared their gaze for a moment longer and then Gwenddien managed to look away, returning once again to the distaff .(15) Often she walked to town with her distaff in her hand, spinning as she went; and sometimes she came back with a small jar of wine balanced on her head, in the fashion of the peasant girls.(16) While I'm dishing out the demerits, lest you think it was all distaff damage, know that my father went through a rather extraordinary ice-cream phase.
1. distaff ::
2. spindle ::
Different Formsdistaff, distaffs
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