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Wild Women


Those who go in for “women’s rights” and general topsyturvyism. Some smoke cigars in the streets, some wear knickerbockers, some stump the country as “screaming orators,” all try to be as much like men as possible.

Let anyone commend to these female runagates quietness, duty, home-staying, and the whole cohort of wild women is like an angry beehive, which a rough hand has disturbed.”—Nineteenth Century, March, 1892, p. 463.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Wight (Isle of)
Wild (Jonathan)
Wild Boar
Wild Boy of Hamelin
Wild Children
Wild-goose Chase
Wild Huntsman
Wild Oats
Wild Women [Wildë Frauën]
Wild Women
Wild as a March Hare
Wile away Time (not While)
Wilfrid (St.)
Wilhelm Meister
Will not when They may
William L
Willie-Wastle (the child’s game)