damsel

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a young unmarried woman

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Your majesty,' he cried, 'a damsel in distress waits without.
I am Yvonne, the daughter of Earl Dorm of the Hills,' said the damsel,
What made him feel like a mild gentleman in a post-office who has asked the lady assistant if she will have time to attend to him soon and has caught her eye, was the fact that he thought he had observed the damsel Yvonne frown as he rose.
The moment he had caught a glimpse of the damsel Yvonne, he loved her devotedly.
This is Sir Agravaine the Dolorous,' said the king to the damsel.
Ten minutes later Agravaine, still dazed, was jogging along to the hills, with the damsel by his side.
The damsel seemed preoccupied, and Agravaine's mind was a welter of confused thoughts, the most prominent of which and the one to which he kept returning being the startling reflection that he, who had pined for romance so long, had got it now in full measure.
Then he looked at the damsel, and his mind was made up.
Hardly had Agravaine observed these things when the door opened, and before him stood the damsel Yvonne, pale of face and panting for breath.
This the finest air drinking, With nostrils out-swelled like goblets, Lacking future, lacking remembrances Thus do I sit here, ye Friendly damsels dearly loved, And look at the palm-tree there, How it, to a dance-girl, like, Doth bow and bend and on its haunches bob, --One doth it too, when one view'th it long
The landlord eyed him over but did not find him as good as Don Quixote said, nor even half as good; and putting him up in the stable, he returned to see what might be wanted by his guest, whom the damsels, who had by this time made their peace with him, were now relieving of his armour.
If, thought he, I should be moved by the tears and sorrow of this disconsolate damsel, what should I reap but the loss of these fair hopes for which I have encountered so much risk, and the ridicule of Prince John and his jovial comrades?
Langley Dam: Bloodworm, Montanas, Damsels, Hoppers, Diawl Bach.
I can't believe that Disneyland is going to eliminate a Pirates of the Caribbean ride scene featuring a light-hearted portrayal of several drunken pirates chasing damsels - and one unattractive damsel chasing a pirate - because it believes the scene is politically inappropriate.
CHATTON TROUT FISHERY 01668 215 226 / Sat Nav NE66 5RF Among the excellent catches this week was Keith Watson from Stakeford who caught 15 trout mostly on Damsels including one of 12lb that fell to a Chatton Chaser.