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iron maiden

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n iron maiden instrument of torture consisting of a hollow iron frame shaped like the human body and lined with spikes to impale the victim
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Usage

In literature:

She set her teeth over her lip to stop its trembling, and stiffened herself to the iron composure of a shield-maiden.
"The Thrall of Leif the Lucky" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Lord Maiden took my hand, I stepped into the boat, and in a few minutes we landed before the iron gates of old Kew Palace.
"Beaux and Belles of England" by Mary Robinson
But the trees went on growing, and the roots twisted in among the maidens' hair and clutched their heads like iron fingers.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
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In poetry:

“Ne’er saw I yet in maiden’s head
Two eyes so bright and bold,
And those two hands of her withal
Are hard as the iron cold.”
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
For fancy working in its quiet ways,
Sometimes would change the flower
Into a maiden of these iron days,
When might was right and power.
"The Violet" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

England's Iron Maiden a lean, riveting metal machine during Gexa Energy Pavilion concert.
Iron Maiden, Brent Grulke, Billy Joe Shaver (& Lester Bangs).
Iron Maiden 's airborne division, Bruce Dickinson, at San Antonio's AT&T Center 8.15.12.
Nicko McBrain Admits Iron Maiden Can't Play as Fast Anymore.
Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain admits that the band's current live runs through some of the songs from their famous catalog can't be done at the same tempos anymore, simply because they've gotten older.
Iron Maiden puts on a rocking show at the Prudential Center.
Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson.
Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger You take his life, and he'll take yours, too: Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden .
Zac Brown, Iron Maiden, Kevin Hart, Idina Menzel coming to S.A. Robert Johnson keeps us posted on happenings in San Antonio.
Iron Maiden fans get ready.
Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden 's Adrian Smith to Guest on Upcoming 'That Metal Show' Season.
Iron Maiden have announced a March 26 release date for 'En Vivo.
On this day in 1957, Steve Harris, Bassist and chief songwriter for Iron Maiden was born.
Iron Maiden cracks top 10 download chart with 'Final Frontier'.
Recorded a group of schoolchildren at the Watville Primary School yelling and headbanging along to Iron Maiden's 1983 classic "Flight of Icarus.".
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