Dutch wife


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Dutch wife

n
(Textiles) a long hard bolster used, esp in the tropics, to support one's uppermost knee when sleeping on one's side
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With his Dutch wife Pia he had two daughters and a son - Florrie, now 36, D'Arcy, 34, and Jolie, 30.
The Dutch Wife is the first novel by Ellen Keith, a University of British Columbia master of fine arts graduate who lives in Amsterdam.
Dubai: A Moroccan man and his Dutch wife in Dubai are often at loggerheads as they both have strong belief systems which they feel their only child should imbibe.
Pasquale has settled in well in Bahrain since his arrival last May and lives in Amwaj Islands with his Dutch wife, Claire.
Among them was a young couple, Michael Carmichael Carr (1881-1929), a Californian-born artist, and his Dutch wife. Over a century, while numerous studies of Gordon Craig as one of the founding fathers of modern Western theatre have appeared, Carr was remembered more for his euphonious name than for his professional career that has gone scarcely documented; worse still, his Dutch wife has remained nameless and has continued to be called Carr's "Dutch wife" whenever she was mentioned along with her husband.
Among them was lawyer John Allen, his Dutch wife, Sandra, and their sons, Christopher, Julian and Ian.
Musician Shubhendra Rao and his Dutch wife Saskia Rao- de Hs, a pioneer in introducing the Indian cello to classical Indian music, had braved the biting chill to reach the AI counter at 4 am for the 5.50 am flight.
The 41-year-old TV presenter had revealed about his stunning 29-year-old Dutch wife's pregnancy on Twitter back in December.
BIG BREAK: Fusing live footage, animation and original music for shorts "Waking from a Coma" and "Dutch Wife," plus a video installation for Comme des Garcons' Dover Street Market boutique in Tokyo.