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MATRON. A married woman, generally an elderly married woman.
     2. By the laws of England, when a widow feigns herself with child, in order to exclude the next heir, and a suppositious birth is expected, then, upon the writ de ventre inspiciendo, a jury of women is to be, impanelled to try the question, whether with child or not. Cro, Eliz. 566. So when a woman was sentenced to death, and she declared herself to be quick with child, a jury of matrons is impanelled to try whether she be or be not with child. 4 Bl. Com. 395. See Pregnancy; Quick with child.

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The creation of Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, Repliee Q2--a comely, though somewhat matronly looking, robot with straight brown hair and a slim figure--is essentially an upgraded version of its predecessor, Repliee Q1.
Fortunately, the Brands' respective Wikipedia entries clear the matter up in a nononsense, matronly fashion.
YOU have to hand it to matronly white-haired European Union (EU) agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel.
Eminently feminine, the hand-embroidered dress was a confident departure from the relatively matronly skirt suits of Oscar de la Renta and other tried-and-true design houses that have epitomized first lady attire for years.
James Clyde's Friar Laurence is much younger than usual, with nothing of the dodderer about him, while Julie Legrand's Nurse is sharply-etched and abrasive rather than matronly.
Susanne Resmark's Gertrude was suitably matronly, and she got some chuckles from the audience after lifting and carrying Gregorio several metres across the stage.
I regularly attend seminars, conferences and other L&D industry events, and never fail to be amazed at the number of women I see there who are either matronly exponents of the elasticated waistband or young blondes who appear to have popped in on the way to a nightclub.
A pivotal scene in the film depicts the group of soldiers seated at what they are brainwashed into believing is a garden party, in America, at which a group of matronly ladies listen to a lecture about hydrangeas--a scene that the soldiers later individually revisit in dreams with horrific glimpses into the reality of their situation.
A matronly grandmother wanders around a Russian army base in sun-scorched Chechnya, handing out meat pies, cradling soldiers' faces and providing a welcome distraction from wearying routine in Alexander Sokurov's "Alexandra.
The story itself is strikingly similar to Fern Gully (1992, animated), with a dark force trying to destroy fairy woods and a magical matronly figure intervening, but Taylor improves on the story so substantially that even jaded fantasy readers will find this to be a satisfying breath of fresh air.
Like other companion volumes in the "Mama's Kitchen" series, The Greek Mama's Kitchen: Authentic Homestyle Recipes presents classic family recipes handed down through generations along with anecdotes of matronly cooking wisdom, such as "Kitchen life is controlled by the seasons--create dishes from whatever vegetables are available that day" and "For that sweet, mellow flavor of the best pepper salads, you need to first roast (or scorch) the peppers.
Its matronly handling qualities made it a sitting duck for enemy fighters and anti-aircraft fire.