Penelope

Penelope, the wife of Ulysses, celebrated for her conjugal fidelity during his twenty years' absence, in the later half of which an army of suitors pled for her hand, pleading that her husband would never return; but she put them all off by a promise of marriage as soon as she finished a web (called after Penelope's web) she was weaving, which she wove by day and undid at night, till their importunities took a violent form, when her husband arrived and delivered her.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Pendragon * Peninsular State
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Pembrokeshire
Pemmican
Penance
Penang
Penates
Penda
Pendennis
Pendleton
Pendragon
Penelope
Peninsular State
Peninsular War
Penitential Psalms
Penitents, Order Of
Penn, William
Pennant, Thomas
Pennsylvania
Penny
Penny Wedding
Penrith

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