One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A female member of a clan.‘a fellow clanswoman’
- ‘Her interest in the matter seems to have been merely that of a connection, or, at most, a clanswoman.’
- ‘Ye are my Clanswoman until ye wed wi' Colonel Fitzwilliam.’
- ‘Polka-dot make-up, scarification done in tribal designs, and pig grease enhance the appeal of a Minj clanswoman.’
- ‘One of the clanswomen suggested they should send to Meroway for infantry, but the others hooted and shouted her down.’
- ‘The stool - the creative product, the artistic genious - remains and can now be put to whatever positive purpose the clanswomen wish.’
- ‘Did you enjoy fighting alongside your clanswoman?’
- ‘Like the clanswomen, they can do so despite the fact that "All the young women / Have perished in the wilderness."’
- ‘The leading clanswomen decided prisoners' fates, sometimes basing their decision on the manner in which a relative of theirs had been killed.’
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