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Calamity Jane

noun
1.
(Martha Jane Canary Burke) 1852?–1903, U.S. frontier markswoman.
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  • And this was not because "Calamity Jane" was either young, or beautiful or good.

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  • And this place was run by a woman, Calamity Jane, famous in several mining camps.

  • Yes, even then almost the only ruffians and carousers were the imported ball players and editors and "Calamity Jane."

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  • The fragrance of dried alfalfa brings the vision of "Calamity Jane" before my eyes even to this day.

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  • The thunderbolt of a living, breathing "Calamity Jane" striking at my feet from a clear sky is my biggest thing.

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  • A confession of my old love for "Calamity Jane" broke down his reserve at the outset.

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British Dictionary definitions for Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

noun
1.
real name Martha Canary. ?1852–1903, US frontierswoman, noted for her skill at shooting and riding
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