blue-stocking


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  • Blue stocking — Stocking Stock ing, n. [From {Stock}, which was formerly used of a covering for the legs and feet, combining breeches, or upper stocks, and stockings, or nether stocks.] 1. A close fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blue-Stocking — (engl., spr. blū ), s. Blaustrumpf …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • BLUE-STOCKING —    a female pedant or femme savante, a name derived from a learned coterie, formed in the 15th century, at Venice, who wore blue stockings as a badge …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • blue-stocking — n. Pedantic woman, sapient female …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • blue-stocking — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stocking — Stock ing, n. [From {Stock}, which was formerly used of a covering for the legs and feet, combining breeches, or upper stocks, and stockings, or nether stocks.] 1. A close fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stocking frame — Stocking Stock ing, n. [From {Stock}, which was formerly used of a covering for the legs and feet, combining breeches, or upper stocks, and stockings, or nether stocks.] 1. A close fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue —   :    ♦ blue book, n. Parliamentary publication, bound in blue covers; American, book giving particulars of government servants or prominent persons; a. applied to dull, dry literary style.    ♦ blue nose, n. native of Nova Scotia; prudish or… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • blue|stock|ing — «BLOO STOK ihng», noun. a woman who displays great interest in intellectual or literary subjects. ╂[< the nickname “Blue Stocking Society” applied to a group of men and women who used to meet in London about 1750 to discuss literature, often… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blue Stockings Society (England) — For other uses, see Bluestocking. The Blue Stockings Society was an informal women s social and educational movement in England in the mid 18th century. About The Blue Stockings Society was created in imitation of the French society of the same… …   Wikipedia

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