BLUE-STOCKING

BLUE-STOCKINGn. A woman who for their slight of her personal charms revenges herself upon men by caricaturing science, art, letters or learning.


“They call me a blue-stocking!” madam exclaimed;
“why, of all ladies, should I, sir, be named
From the hue of my stockings, which man never spied?”
“Nor ever desired to,” the villain replied