beldam :

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  • n  an ugly evil-looking old woman
  • n  a woman of advanced age

  • One corpulent beldam, a doomed weekend guest at Landru's Art Nouveau rookery near Paris, eats raspberries from Landru's hand and ends up with jam dribbling wretchedly down her .
  • In the role of a warmhearted answering-service operator, she can quaver like a beldam or give a rumbling impersonation of Santa Claus.
  • Grandma, a buxom old beldam, wears a flowing white burnoose.

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