In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- She elopes with her 19-year-old ‘Adonis’, Charles, to a convenient public house in Chelsea, where she finally surrenders her maidenhead.
- The actual caption is, ‘Protect What's Yours’ - which could either mean ‘your woman’ or, in the unlikely event the reader is a female, ‘your maidenhead.’
- The circumstances of a middle-class revolution thus thrust upon the women of that same class the duty of carrying, in the form of their maidenhead, the burden of the argument of moral equality.
- He took my maidenhead from me, and told me that I was getting the first of him as well.
- The Water Spirit and the witch Jeibaba act as parental figures, trying to preserve their daughter's maidenhead.
- The nurse finally arrived and immediately began examining the girl's lip and maidenhead as Rhian looked on.
- Paintings symbolized Mary's hymen as an unbroken pane of glass, and poems like Pope's The Rape of the Lock figured the maiden's maidenhead as fine, breakable porcelain.
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