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lady mayoress

noun
1.
(Brit) the wife of a lord mayor
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  • A committee of six, including the lady mayoress, sat on the books.

    Loyal to the School Angela Brazil
  • At these words the lady mayoress fainted and fell down flat on the floor.

    The Fairy Ring Various
  • His lordship and the lady mayoress go into their private apartments.

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "The new lady mayoress is to open the sale," announced Gladys one day.

    For the School Colours Angela Brazil
  • "It does not please her ladyship," replied the lady mayoress, fanning herself furiously.

    Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat
  • The poor lady mayoress was new to her work, and palpably shy.

    For the School Colours Angela Brazil
  • "Miss Moriarty, Mr. Lorrequer," said an old lady in green and spangles, who I afterwards found was the lady mayoress.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  • The bridegroom elect gained great popularity by saluting the lady mayoress and her train.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury

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