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Distaff

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

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 30th, 2014 04:58 am (UTC)
from Bob Scott
I kind of like Staff and Distaff, though it brings to mind function and....well, never mind. It has a nice sound, though.