a young lady; maiden.
Historical Examples

Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series John Hartley
The Expedition of Humphry Clinker Tobias Smollett
The Campfire Girls on Station Island Margaret Penrose
Tales From Scottish Ballads Elizabeth W. Grierson
The Campfire Girls on Station Island Margaret Penrose
The Campfire Girls of Roselawn Margaret Penrose
A Popular Schoolgirl Angela Brazil
The Campfire Girls of Roselawn Margaret Penrose
A Boswell of Baghdad E. V. Lucas
The Campfire Girls on Station Island Margaret Penrose


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