It was an old-maid's apprehensions, and you forgot the whole thing.
She looks like the picture of the old maid on the old-maid cards.
You would as soon hear a 'No' from an old-maid as from the House of Commons.
She was an old-maid school-teacher, ugly enough to stop a clock.
The duties of an old-maid aunt cannot be entered upon lightly.
No, darling, but this circus ...