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"Distaff" is a metonymy for the female side of a family (or society, I guess.)  What is the equivalent metonymy for the male side?


Oct. 26th, 2014 03:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Wikipedia
Bring me my Shield of beaten gold
Bring me my Arrows of desire --
Bring me my Spear -- O Clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

Or really, never mind.