Wild Women

Those who go in for “women's rights” and general topsyturvyism. Some smoke cigars in the streets, some wear knickerbockers, some stump the country as “screaming orators,” all try to be as much like men as possible.

“Let anyone commend to these female runagates quietness, duty, home-staying, and the whole cohort of wild women is like an angry beehive which a rough hand has disturbed.” —Nineteenth Century, March, 1892, p. 463.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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