The Culinary Imagination.
... life-changing: "It was the most exciting meal of my life." Gilbert describes those experiences with the delightful phrase "gastronomic defloration." . Indeed, in The Gastronomical Me, Fisher notes that when she writes of hunger, "I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth ...
Sexual Violation in Islamic Law: Substance, Evidence, and Procedure.
... made free and slave, Muslim and dhimmi, and virgin and non-virgin women equivalent, and made sexual property a category not restricted to defloration. Coercion was understood not only as physical violence, but also as invalid consent, whereby it included the states of minority, unconsciousness, and ...
The riddle of rape-by-deception and the myth of sexual autonomy.
... short of death, and perhaps not even death, was worse than rape: "An injury to her person more violent than the rape of a young girl--her defloration and ruin--is impossible." (72) "There is no form of violence more odious either in law or in morals than rape." (73) In the torrid words of one ...
Women Who Cough and Men Who Hunt: Taboo and Euphemism (kinaya) in the Medieval Islamic World.
...1. women in general, particularly their sex organs, sexual intercourse with them, defloration, menstruation, and pregnancy (pp. 9-24,29-51,149); . 2. men, the following topics: male sex organs, attainment of puberty in male youths, ...
383 U.S. 413 (1966), 368, A Book Named "John Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure"
...These critics included Ralph Thompson and Clifton Fadiman. P. xviii. 3 As one review stated:. Yet all these pangs of defloration are in the service of erotic pleasure -- Fanny's and the reader's. Postponing the culmination of Fanny's deflowering is equivalent to postponing the ...
459 F.2d 1115 (D.C. Cir. 1972), 24597, United States v. Dunn
... consideration afforded the very real issue of right to a prompt trial has placed Sixth Amendment guarantees in perpetual danger of defloration. The belief has too long prevailed that the courts must palliate that which seemed too difficult to cure. Our crotchets that somehow we are obliged ...
Personal exile in the ancient near east.
...(30) Nowhere else, however, is defloration regarded as a polluting offense, virginal blood or no, and Enlil's omission could easily have been cured by an order of the court to marry Ninlil. . ...
Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment.
... John Updike captures this in Memories of the Ford Administration, in which he recounts that "[i]n the Sixties, indeed, gentle and knowing defloration had been understood by some of the younger, less roamed faculty gallants as an extracurricular service they were being salaried to perform."(59) It ...
Past presents: New year's gifts at the Valois courts, CA. 1400.
..., the word designated any first use of a thing or a person, such as the first product sold by a merchant on a given day or, indeed, the defloration of a woman, "avoir l'etrenne d'une femme." The English equivalent is "handsel." According to the Oxford English Dictionary, 2d ed., s.v. "handsel," ...