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ice maiden

pejorative A coolly composed, unemotional woman; a woman without affection or warmth of feeling. I don't know how Janet can go out with an ice maiden like Mary. Many see the prime minister as some kind of ice maiden, but I think she's just being as tough as she needs to be.
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maiden voyage

Fig. the first voyage of a ship or boat. The liner sank on its maiden voyage. Jim is taking his yacht on its maiden voyage.
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maiden voyage

The first experience, as in This tennis tournament is my maiden voyage in statewide competition. This term, originally meaning the first voyage of a ship, was first recorded in 1901, but the use of maiden to signify "the first time" dates from the mid-1500s.
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References in classic literature ?
The huntsmen would not leave her alone, but climbed the tree, lifted the maiden down, and led her to the King.
He set her at table by his side, and her modest ways and behavior pleased him so much that he said, 'I will marry this maiden and none other in the world,' and after some days he married her.
Now, some low-minded people, who pretend to tell the story of Theseus and Ariadne, have the face to say that this royal and honorable maiden did really flee away, under cover of the night, with the young stranger whose life she had preserved.
No, Theseus," the maiden said, pressing his hand, and then drawing back a step or two, "I cannot go with you.
No peace could they obtain, however, except on condition that they should send seven young men and seven maidens, every year, to be devoured by the pet monster of the cruel King Minos.
We bring the seven youths and the seven maidens," answered the master, "to be devoured by the Minotaur
The little maiden smiled through her tears, came up to Dorothy, and placed her slender fingers in the Kansas girl's chubby hand.
As he spoke, the maiden, clad in glittering garments, met him in the path with a smile that took away his breath.
The maiden again vanished, and he turned and fled for his life.
When he had ended, the holy hermit was a moment silent, then said: "My son, I have attended to thy story, and I know the maiden.
This, sir,' said Mr Vincent Crummles, bringing the maiden forward,
One evening went Zarathustra and his disciples through the forest; and when he sought for a well, lo, he lighted upon a green meadow peacefully surrounded with trees and bushes, where maidens were dancing together.
No game-spoiler hath come to you with evil eye, no enemy of maidens.
And this is the song that Zarathustra sang when Cupid and the maidens danced together:
But when the dance was over and the maidens had departed, he became sad.