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QUEEN. There are several kinds of queens in some countries. 1. Queen regnant, is a woman who possesses in her own right the executive power of the country.
     2. Queen consort, is the wife of a king.
     3. Queen dowager is the widow of a king. In the United States there is no one with this title.

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Between his lordly appetites and her queenly prerogatives, you always feel as if there's something afoot.
One of these European contributions is "Los Choros", an edible mushroom originally from southern Europe, and which now grows wild in the mountains of Honduras, a mushroom that many years ago was assimilated into Lenca cuisine; the choro mushroom, whose scientific name is Amanita Caesarea, is characterized as "the delicacy of the Caesars," enjoying a splendid reputation all over the world, and this natural treat when prepared in the Lenca style becomes a true delicacy, which is why every year in June in the city of La Esperanza, Intibuca, the "Choro and Wine Festival" is celebrated, an event where the choro is undisputed king, with wine as queenly consort.
But many others say that Hill's queenly poise made her a chilly leader for an agency whose history was rooted in the intimate stuff of direct caregiving.
Helena has a touch of Liz's transatlantic drawl, and is nearly as alluring and vulnerable, although she captures her queenly pride telling Burton: 'The audience are paying MY company, who are paying YOUR wages.
It's good to finish your queenly paperwork before you turn back into a princess.
And for an imperial bedroom the Hendricks Bonnie queen bed features a dovetailed frame and a raised platform for a truly queenly sleep.
The Big Yin, because an official photographer had the temerity to take a snap of the great man while he was on stage, and Helen, when some drummers interrupted her queenly performance.
This early and finely cast large female head bears traces of its original gilding and inlays to the eyes and eyebrows, and probably also wore the double crown of Amun's consort Mut as well as the double uraeus--the cobra on her forehead--that was a hallmark of queenly goddesses.
48) Hall thus uses the public's conjectures to direct his readers to make better evaluations of Elizabeth and her participation in dynastic politics and to speak back to sentiment critical of queenly favoritism.
One cannot, of course, help thinking of the kind of roles for which Siddons was well-known before her retirement in 1812--and of Siddons's attraction to the queenly and noble heroine that Baillie created in De Monfort.
The essays also reveal the facets of Elizabeth I's personality that she by necessity had to keep hidden behind a queenly mask.
She has lived in the town for 35 years but on August 11, she will "reign" for the day in full queenly regalia at an outdoor party and movie night to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.