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1) abbess. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The superior of a convent. 2. abbr. Abb. Used as a title for such a person. Middle English abesse, from Old French, from Late Latin abbtissa, from abbs, abbt-, abbot....

2) 616-80. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...Abbess Hilda of Whitby, a woman of great piety and administrative ability, ruled a double monastery (housing both men and women in two adjoining establishments),...

3) 35336. Lehman, Ernest. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...Sister Bernice: I have looked everywhere. In all of the usual places.Mother Abbess: Sister Bernice, considering that it's Maria, I would suggest you look in some...

4) §3. Caedmon s "Hymn". IV. Old English Christian Poetry. Vol. 1. From the Beginnings to the Cycles of Romance. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...Whatsoever he had learned from scholars concerning the Scriptures he forthwith decked out in poetic language with the greatest sweetness and fervour Many others,...

5) Abb. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. abbess 2. abbot...

6) Hilda, Saint. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English abbess of Whitby, princess of Northumbria. She became a Christian at the age of 13 and a nun at 33. About 647 she set out for a convent in France, but was...

7) 53105. Shakespeare, William. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...The venom clamors of a jealous womanPoisons more deadly than a mad dog's tooth. ATTRIBUTION:William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. The Abbess,...

8) 53104. Shakespeare, William. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...Unquiet meals make ill digestions. ATTRIBUTION:William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. The Abbess, in The Comedy of Errors, act 5, sc. 1, l. 74....

9) 5664. Wolfgang Saxon. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...She presided over a community shuttling between Wisconsin and Arizona like the abbess of a medieval cloister. ATTRIBUTION: On Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, widow of Frank...

10) prioress. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Middle English prioresse, from Old French, feminine of prior, a prior. See prior2....

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