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distaff side

  

      n   the female side or branch of a family  
   Compare       spear side  
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distaff  
      n  
1    the rod on which flax is wound preparatory to spinning  
2    Figurative   women's work  
     (Old English distæf, from dis- bunch of flax + stæf staff1; see dizen)  


distaff side  
      n   the female side or branch of a family  
   Compare       spear side  

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distal, disaffect, disaffirm

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
[Leg.]
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
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