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pay truh nuhs

  • n  a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron

  • Spain's highest-ranking officer is the Virgin of Pilar, captain general and patroness of the army.
  • The occasion was Havana's'annual procession in homage to Cuba's patroness, the Virgin of Charity.
  • An inspiration and patroness to adventurous young directors, especially women, Swinton made her American-film debut as a pan-sexually voracious attorney in Susan Streitfeld's .

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