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May queen   /meɪ kwin/   Listen
May queen

noun
1.
The girl chosen queen of a May Day festival.  Synonym: queen of the May.






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"May queen" Quotes from Famous Books



... bauble! She has left school and her maiden's vanity,—we'll call it self-esteem,—bids her at once try to confirm the high claims she rightly thinks her beauty and her sex entitle her to make upon the world. She wants to win her first crown as May Queen. No deeper passion is involved. And should a man be induced, in his arrogance, to take these first steps of hers seriously, she would regret all her life what was merely a schoolgirl's whim. For society would take no pity on ...
— Too Old for Dolls - A Novel • Anthony Mario Ludovici

... and interesting fights that has yet taken place in the New York Zoological Park was a pitched battle between two cow elk—May Queen and the Dowager. A bunch of black fungus suddenly appeared on the trunk of a tree, about twelve feet from the ground. My attention was first called to this by seeing May Queen, a fine young cow, standing erect ...
— The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals • William T. Hornaday

... rejoiced Dulcie. "She has two friends staying at the Chase, and she'll bring them with her. If Milner drives them, I shall ask Miss Walters if he may come and watch too. He'd be so delighted to see it. He loves anything of that kind. His own little girl was May Queen at the village pageant two years ago, and he's talked ...
— The Princess of the School • Angela Brazil



Words linked to "May queen" :   young lady, young woman, fille, girl, missy, miss



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