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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

1. The first time a vehicle, especially a boat or ship, departs on a journey. My parents bought my a car for my birthday! I can't wait to take it out on its maiden voyage. The Queen attended the maiden voyage of the new Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier.
2. By extension, the first time one experiences or goes through something. This is the quarterback's maiden voyage in the Super Bowl.
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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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Lu has examined a wide variety of sources, including writings by faithful maidens themselves, although most of the writings she examines are about them, not by them.
The Maidens program is geared for girls in kindergarten through third grade and their mothers.
In Matthew's story five maidens had thoroughly prepared themselves to go to the banquet with the groom by trimming their lamps, and they had even set aside some extra oil.
Monarch Trainer: Joseph O'Brien 2nd, 2m maiden hurdle, Punchestown, May 22 Joseph O'Brien has started the jumps season extremely well and the result of this above-average maiden hurdle underlined that.
ACTING TALENT MOYGLARE-OWNED Bernstein filly, made her belated debut in a near six-furlong maiden at Navan on Sunday and, having tracked leaders, was switched before coming home well to finish third, beaten less than three lengths, by the smart True Verdict.
The Antelope Valley YMCA Indian Guides and Indian Maidens will hold a benefit pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.
Slumming Angel Trainer: Eddie Lynam 4th, 5f two-year-old maiden, Naas, July 20 There are not many 5f maidens left for juveniles this season, which may be why this Naas contest was so competitive.
NARJAWA Bumped into subsequent stakes winners Imperial Rome and empowering in her two juvenile outings, in dundalk maidens.
Odyle (oh-dial) scored his first victory last month when he swept past anonymous maidens by eight lengths.
Doc Sportello Eddie Lynam 5th, 6f maiden, Curragh, March 20 The maidens on this Curragh card are always interesting, and not for the first time this column could have been filled with horses from the three races.
NO danger of Gaga going all Lady-like, despite teaming up with a few Maidens - because it's hairy rockers Iron Maiden.