On the distaff side, the thing is too obvious to need exposition.
Though they do say that the Cawdors have gipsy blood on the distaff side.
Jean had always told her that this came from the distaff side of the family.
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.
Well, I do not grudge the family if, as I believe is the case, it chiefly ranks upon the distaff side.
He was a member of a very prominent English family, and on the distaff side, of an equally prominent family in New York.
The jug descended in a Sussex County, Delaware, family—on the distaff side, curiously.
Aunt Catherine's children were members of the family only on the distaff side, and so were of less importance.
The sovereign profession among bees and ants is always female, and publicans also descend on the distaff side.
For that reason the pressure from the distaff side is usually a little heavier.