Godiva

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Godiva according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080)
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Usage

In literature:

GODIVA, Lady, horsewoman whose costume rivalled many exhibited at the Paris horseshow.
"Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date" by Anonymous
Leofric, Earl of Mercia, who, with his famous countess, Godiva, was present, saw it also.
"The Pleasures of England" by John Ruskin
Saddle Lady Godiva for me.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
You look like Lady Godiva, or like the Fair One with Locks of Gold, if you prefer that.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various
There may be a little tour to Coventry, the quaint old town associated with the story of Lady Godiva.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
By ELIZABETH RACHEL CHAPMAN, Author of "The New Godiva," "A Tourist Idyl," &c. Crown 8vo., cloth.
"How to be Happy Though Married" by Edward John Hardy
There is Coventry with all its traditions, from the Lady Godiva to Mary Queen of Scots.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 3" by Various
I felt like Peeping Tom and Lady Godiva.
"Tripping with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
The choice of character Aurelian insisted upon deciding, and he chose Lady Godiva.
"World's End" by Richard Jefferies
Whether the lady Godiva of this story is the Godiva or Godgifu of history is undecided.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
As a specimen of the barbarous humour of these lords, the Godiva story is instructive.
"Legal Lore" by Various
Godiva, I, 97; II, 173.
"Julia Ward Howe" by Laura E. Richards
Godiva, the Mongol, i.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
Godiva, remark upon, 183.
"Caricature and Other Comic Art" by James Parton
Page, be the shutters closed on those days as when the Lady Godiva rode?
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
What a Lady Godiva she would have made!
"The Imitator" by Percival Pollard
LADY GODIVA RELIEVING COVENTRY.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
Page, be the shutters closed on those days as when the Lady Godiva rode?
"Constance Sherwood" by Lady Georgiana Fullerton
Edwin and Morkar, the sons of Algar, and grandsons of Leofric and Godiva, were fair to look upon and pleasant to converse with.
"Danes, Saxons and Normans" by John G. Edgar
I refer to the arrival of Miss Godiva Sleybells, from the Cherry Hill Neighbourhood House.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
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In news:

Godiva is a one-year-old pit bull mix.
Godiva Maker Yildiz Seeks Purchases From Mideast to East Europe.
Petra Nemcova Has a Lady Godiva Moment and Coco Rocha Does Her Own Makeup.
Godiva ready to heat up cold months.
Bart Bechard heads along a misty trail in Godiva 's 2012 Hard Climb Hill Run.
Designers worked for 1,400 hours to create this edible set, made of pure Godiva chocolate.
Godiva goes green while printing gold.
Chocolate maker and retailer Godiva Chocolatier Inc is launching its first loyalty rewards program that offers free chocolate each month as well as free shipping to its members.
Godiva sweetens the deal for loyal customers.
Lady Godiva , Tax Protester.
Lady Godiva 's Coventry.
It's so high in quality that Jim Ochterski, a Cornell University ag economic development specialist, calls it Godiva hay.
The 27-year-old is a single mom to her daughter, Kylee Grace, and has a chocolate Lab, Godiva, and a cat, Oliver.
For this new award sponsored by Godiva, F&W's editors ate their way across America to find the five pastry talents here.
Godiva Chocolates are for special occasions.
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