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Sadie Hawkins Day

A day on which ladies can pick their date or dance partner. The name comes from a character in the Lil' Abner comic strip. For the Sadie Hawkins Day dance, girls are supposed to ask boys to be their dates, not the other way around.
See also: Hawkins

Sadie Hawkins Day

Ladies choice. A character in Al Capp's Lil' Abner comic strip, Sadie Hawkins was reputedly the homeliest girl in the hillbilly town of Dogpatch. Eager to see her married off, her father instituted a footrace in which all of the town's unmarried girls pursued eligible bachelors— Daisy Mae's enticing Lil' Abner to the altar was an ongoing theme of the strip's plot. As is often the case, nature imitates art, and by the late 1930s real live Sadie Hawkins Day events took place at many colleges and high schools, with girls taking the initiative and inviting boys to dances, dinner, and other events. Even at proms, hops, and other social events, one or more “Sadie Hawkins” dances allowed women to ask any man to take a turn on the dance floor.
See also: Hawkins
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When they had finished Zobeida rose from her seat, and, taking Amina by the hand, she said to her, "My sister, our friends will excuse us if we seem to forget their presence and fulfil our nightly task." Amina understood her sister's meaning, and collecting the dishes, glasses, and musical instruments, she carried them away, while Sadie swept the hall and put everything in order.
"We must do our duty," she said with a deep sigh, pushing back her sleeves, and, taking a whip from Sadie, she said to the man, "Take one of those dogs to my sister Amina and give me the other."
Zobeida remained for some time in the middle of the room, till at last Sadie went up to her and begged her to sit down, as she also had her part to play.
The Calenders and the Caliph looked at each other, and whispered together, unheard by Zobeida and Sadie, who were tending their fainting sister.
"It has been a wonderful career," said, Sadie, of Consett, County Durham.
And she's revealed she may have lost out on a fortune by not patenting her famous "Sadie Method", which has been copied worldwide - and doesn't even need a tape measure.
Sadie was taken to a local medical centre then flown to St George's Hospital in South London, where she died the next day.
In the highly anticipated Sadie, Courtney Summers delivers a hard-hitting look at the depth of a sister's love.
We are looking for a special foster home for Sadie.
The story is told in alternating chapters; Sadie is one narrator, and the other is West McCray, the host of a podcast.
Sadie would become the first child in the United States to try it.
Sadie Sparrow, Meg Vogel and Elise Chapelle represent different generations.
Sadie, who lives in Wishaw, was"delighted" to be picked as this week's lucky reader while out for her shopping.
His stepsister Max, portrayed by Broadway actor Sadie, rolls in Hawkins and eventually becomes one of the boys.
The meeting in North London came two days after Sadie, 51, reached out to her fans on Twitter, saying: "I need a cuddle."