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Synonyms for matriarch

a female head of a family or tribe

a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)

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The 1986 original of The Matriarch and the 2009 revision recycle material from Tangi:
Now available in iTunes Store[R], The Matriarch TV APP releases all content onto, iPhones, iPad's, iPod and iPod Touch's.
Overall, eight horses that competed in Breeders' Cup XXVI at Santa Anita earlier this month will be in action this weekend, including Ventura, who will be making the final start of a great career in Saturday's $300,000 Grade I Matriarch for older fillies and mares.
The tombs of the Matriarch Rachel and of her son, Yosef, had many visitors on the anniversary of the Matriarch's passing on 11 Cheshvan.
The tough matriarch has been deeply involved in many of the most prominent storylines in EastEnders over the years.
This move by the Princess was "deeply shocking" to the royal matriarch, who felt that "the washing of dirty linen in public was utterly abhorrent", according to her biographer William Shawcross.
Irish-bred by Londonbased Gary Noble, Special Liberty is from the fourth litter of Matriarch, whose sire Staplers Jo is duplicated 2 x 4 in her pedigree, being the father also of Droopys Maldini's paternal grandsire Larkhill Jo.
Following widespread rumors that Judaism=92s biblical matriarch appeared before soldiers fighting in Strip, Shas' spiritual leader told of how a young, beautiful woman warned Israeli troops of terrorists.
And the other matriarch who was reportedly headed for Saudi Arabia never left Bangladesh.
Long-suffering matriarch Helen (Pauline McLynn) is immediately intrigued by the girl and receptive to the kindness and flattery she gets from her--more than her adulterous bigoted husband, Paul (Paul McGann), has been able to provide her with in years.
White, the 19th century matriarch of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, promoted vegetarian cooking, conservation stewardship and the humane treatment of all creatures.
Researchers described seeing how the creatures reacted on a Kenyan game reserve when a matriarch fell ill and died.
enhanced with a glossary, bibliographies, black/white illustrations, and an index, "The Rule Of Mars" begins with an overview of the origins of patriarchy, the ramifications and implications of patriarchy, philosophical perspectives with respect to patriarchy, feminism and matriarch in conflict with patriarchy, and the future of patriarchy with democratic notions of women's equality with men as to civil, legal, and political issues.
As children, they shared common bonds: a privileged life with membership in high society as well as a strong family unit run by a matriarch who commanded that its name remain untarnished, no matter its guarded secrets.