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Synonyms for distaff

of, relating to, or characteristic of women

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the sphere of work by women

the staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning

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characteristic of or peculiar to a woman

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Distaff Ventures aims to take advantage of the reduced British and Irish foal crop, which it hopes will mean significant increases in the value of store horses at the sales in 2013 and 2014, as supply begins to come back into balance with demand.
Bayakoa raced past her stricken rival to complete back-to-back Distaff wins.
If confirmed, an RPR of 128 will put her 1lb ahead of US wonder-filly Rachel Alexandra (127) in the 2009 distaff standings.
Cambiocorsa goes into the Distaff with an 8-for-8 record in Santa Anita 's 6(bul)-furlong turf races.
Only third as favourite for the Grade 1 Beldame Stakes at the end of September, she returned to winning form four weeks later in the Breeders' Cup Distaff, that Monmouth Park triumph wrapping up her title as North America's champion older filly.
Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Ginger Punch also made a big impression at the weekend, posting a career-best RPR of 123 for her victory in the Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park.
Mike Pegram-owned Pussycat Doll (4-1) and Garrett Gomez caught Hal Earnhardt's Behaving Badly (4-5) and Victor Espinoza in the stretch as trainer Bob Baffert finished 1-2 in the Humana Distaff Handicap sprint for fillies and mares.
Gulfstream Pk Sunshine Millions Distaff 1m1f 4yof&m Ginger Punch, who won the Eclipse Award for outstanding older female earlier in the week, took the Distaff by nearly seven lengths under Rafael Bejarano as the 3-10 favourite.
DISTAFF DISCOURSE: "They want you to take off your clothes all the time (for roles) when you're younger," actress Jessica Alba told women trying to break into film and television on Tuesday.
COURAGEOUS Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Ginger Punch heads the cast list for the richly endowed Sunshine Millions series, an eight-race package split between the so-called sunshine states of Florida and California, writes Nicholas Godfrey.
Ginger Punch had looked best of her division early on when taking the Go For Wand and Ruffian Handicaps, both Grade 1s, but then she was beaten in the Grade 1 Beldame Stakes in her last start prior to the Breeders' Cup Distaff, before making amends at Monmouth Park.
Not in the same league, to be sure, but nonetheless up to their tasks were bass-baritone Albert Dohmen, whose molasses-like voice vividly captured the hobbled Amfortas' pain, and soprano Linda Watson, in the difficult role of Kundry, the tortured character who serves variously as a symbol of distaff atonement and temptation.
Santa Anita Lady's Secret Stakes G1 3yo+ fillies and mares AW 1m1/2f Hystericalady is the horse to beat in the Lady's Secret Handicap, as she looks for a berth in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.