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The sovereign profession among bees and ants is always female, and publicans also descend on the distaff side.
THE CROCK OF GOLDJAMES STEPHENS
Any possible virtues or talents my family may possess are not, I am certain, from the distaff side of this union.
Jean had always told her that this came from the distaff side of the family.
KIT OF GREENACRE FARMIZOLA FORRESTER
The jug descended in a Sussex County, Delaware, family—on the distaff side, curiously.
It was no secret indeed that they claimed royal blood by two descents on the distaff side.
MONKJULIAN CORBETT
The late owner of the "Hundred" did not even bear the family patronymic, his Hildebrand descent being on the distaff side.
IN JEOPARDYVAN TASSEL SUTPHEN
Now Richard is a de Lacorfe with the hereditary Gorndyke blood and nose acquired on the distaff side.
It would have been too humiliating to have allied to our family, even on the distaff side, a family both poor and of no account.
He was a member of a very prominent English family, and on the distaff side, of an equally prominent family in New York.
They inherit Plantagenet blood by direct descent, and Tudor on the distaff side.