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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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People have been popping into her basement restaurant in Leamington to snap up her mouthwatering "Ice Queans" ever since they were launched earli this year and they were among the star attractions at the Leamington Food And Drink Festival last weekend.
"An investor would enjoy steady and reliable cast flow from the warehouse occupied by The Department of Sanitation, which is highly unlikely to relocate since the building is practically a built-to-suit, not to mention that its location is strategically ideal for servicing the majority of Central Queans."
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).
In the inter-war years, the key signifier of identity in working-class culture was less the choice of sexual partner than the gender role assumed: the polarity was not between homosexual and heterosexual but between 'queans' and 'bad boys'.
As with Lambro, Byron updates his oriental tales and gives his Eastern tyrant a more concrete socioeconomic role, as the Sultan in cantos 5 and 6 is concerned with Russian advances and a weakened economy: But as it was, his Highness had to hold His daily council upon ways and means, How to encounter with this martial scold [Catherine II of Russia], This modern Amazon and Queen of Queans; And the perplexity could not be told Of all the Pillars of the state, which leans Sometimes a little heavy on the backs Of those who cannot lay on a new tax.
10-11, has commented upon Machin's Eglogs, and Mary Bly suggests that the poems concerning Apollo and Hyacinth should probably be considered the most explicit early modern depiction of same-sex love: Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage (Oxford U.
Kelly and Marina Leslie's collection Menacing Virgins [1999]) and on female/feminine queerness in the period (see also Mary Bly's Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage [2000]).
(1) Scholars over the last two decades have demonstrated the importance of repertory context for understanding dramatic form; see especially Roslyn Knutson, The Repertory of Shakespeare's Company, 1594-1613 (Fayetteville AR, 1991) and Playing Companies and Commerce in Shakespeare's Time (Cambridge, 2001) as well as Andrew Gurr, The Shakespearian Playing Companies (Oxford, 1996); Mary Bly, Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage (Oxford, 2000); Sally-Beth MacLean and Scott McMillin, The Queen's Men and Their Plays (Cambridge, 1998); SallyBeth MacLean and Lawrence Manley, Lord Strange's Men and their Plays (New Haven, 2014); and Lucy Munro, Children of the Queen's Revels: A Jacobean Theatre Repertory (Cambridge, 2005).
Various competitions will encourage amateur foodies to join in the action such as the Great Leamington Bake Off which invites keen bakers to enter cakes and have them judged by local chefs, Jenny Hudson of Sweet As Cakes, Laura Hamilton of Queans and Peter Knibb of Restaurant 23.Home Cook of the Year will also return with the judges hoping to find the best amateur chef based off a three course meal.
The six story apartment building, which consists of 87 units and totals approximately 78,000 s/f, is located near the Queans Botanical Garden, the Flushing Meadows Golf Center, Kissena Corridor Park, and the seven train.
If so, the Latin phrase may suggest "diamond queens," or "queans" given that in the next line the Schoolmaster refers to the female dancers as "wenches," which is nearly a synonym of "queans." The dow sound--suggesting the root meaning "wealth" in words such as endow and dowry--is multiplied in "doughty," "down," and "dowsets."