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To-morrow you shall spin, and every day Shall find you at your distaff.
I believe my soul," she continued, dropping the tow she was twisting on a distaff, "the man is in that tent ag'in
La Falourdel, don't use your spinning-wheel too much in the evening; the devil is fond of combing the distaffs of old women with his horns.
However, she appears to be running back into form at just the right time before being asked to defend her Distaff title.
The Distaff, at 11/8 miles on dirt; the Turf, for older horses, at 11/8 miles; and the Sprint, for older horses at six furlongs, will be held at Gulfstream.
The news is far more promising ahead of Stellar Jayne's tilt at the Distaff.
Exogenous, second favourite for the Distaff, reared up leaving the tunnel which connects the paddock to the track, unseated jockey Javier Castellano, banged her head heavily on the ground and got one of her hind-legs tangled in the gate.
Washington Post columnist Andrew Beyer observed that Pine Island's fatal breakdown and Fleet Indian's injury in Saturday's Distaff, though not necessarily traceable to the surface, ``may have accelerated'' the move toward synthetics.
One hand is on the centre of the wheel, which has a quite broad rim, and the other appears to be gently feeding the finished thread onto a distaff, which is horizontal.
Not surprisingly, more women than men polled say life is tougher for the distaff side.
Valenzuela has 50-1 long shot Sharp Lisa in the $2 million Distaff, and will ride Courtnall in the $2 million Mile if the horse gets into the overfilled field.