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QUEAN. A worthless woman a strumpet. The meaning of this word, which is now seldom used, is said not to be well ascertained. 2 Roll. Ab. 296 Bac. Ab. Stander, U 3.

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Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage is an interesting and important book on several levels.
Like another recent Oxford publication, Paul Hammond's Figuring Sex Between Men from Shakespeare to Rochester, Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans suggests that same-sex desire may be specifically articulated as such through the complex rhetoric of poetic texts.
Laura Hamilton, aged 40, who owns Queans restaurant in Dormer Place, Leamington, scooped the restaurant of the year title in the Coventry and Warwickshire Food and Drink Awards 2006.
Former Kenilworth school pupil Laura, who was born in Glasgow, opened Queans - named after the Scottish word for a naughty schoolgirl - in 2005.
The former Kenilworth School pupil was so busy running her bustling Queans restaurant in Leamington that she couldn't even find time to eat.
QUEANS 15 Dormer Place, Leamington Spa CV32 5AA Renowned for their home-made ice-cream, Queans was listed as one of the Times' top 20 places for foodies.
Mary Bly, Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), 12, 68 n.
Liddie, An Old-Spelling, Critical Edition of The History of The Two Maids of More-Clacke (New York: Garland, 1979), 13-24, and Mary Bly, Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), 47-50.
Banana and whisky, rhubarb crumble and dark chocolate and orange are just some of the sinfully delicious iced treats the chef and owner of Queans has created.
A two-story, 82,000-s/f industrial building at 132-05 Atlantic Avenue in Jamaica, Queans, tenanted for at least the next 20 years by New York City's Department of Sanitation, is on the market for sale through Eastern Consolidated priced at $12 million.
had thae been queans, / A' plump and strapping in their teens) before catching himself up and wagging his finger at his errant hero ('Ah, Tam
Kinraddie's lovers, like Wester Cairns', observe rural traditions, and illegitimacy is common: John Gordon, for example, has "two-three queans in trouble and him but barely eighteen years old" (30).