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DOWAGER. A widow endowed; one who has a jointure.
     2. In England, this is a title or addition given to the widows of princes, dukes, earls, and other noblemen.

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The Hong Kong Museum of History is hosting an exhibition called Longevity and Virtues: Birthday Celebrations of the Qing Emperors and Empress Dowagers This exhibition will showcase the ritual system related to the birthday celebrations of the Qing emperors and empress dowagers.
YOU might think that the gentrified dowagers of Downton Abbey wouldn't stand a chance going toeto-toe with the axe-wielding wildlings of Game of Thrones or the guntoting gangsters of Boardwalk Empire.
But the 32-year-old, who looks af-af ter Dame Maggie Smith - AKA the Dowager Countess of Grantham - Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith and Phyllis Logan, better known as Mrs Hughes, said that he was so shocked to hear he'd won that he almost forgot to get up and collect his trophy.
Dowagers hump is a name given to an excessive curvature to the top of the spine that you see in older women with osteoporosis.
He is especially good at fusty dowagers, although the rest of his individualized vocal creations are exemplary.
In it are splendid Spanish Baroque buildings, some fading like the ghosts of grand dowagers, others newly primped models of the famed restoration of La Habana Vieja.
An illegitimate child who is shrugged off by his father after his mother dies, he is taken in by his father's secretary, Mary (Joan Plowright), one of a phalanx of English dowagers (known by the locals as scorpioni) who have resettled in Florence in the 1930s.
Genteel dowagers Lady Hunstanton (Mary Crossley) and Lady Pontefract (Enid Luty) provided much of the rich humour.
Comments: It calls itself a bistro, but it's really a fashionable restaurant of somewhat continental persuasion with perhaps the prettiest dining room in the Valley and a clientele of mature celebrities and diamond-bedecked dowagers.
They stand tall and proud in the sun and the fog, these Bay Area dowagers.