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 for beldam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beldam \Bel"dam\ Beldame \Bel"dame\, n. [Pref. bel-, denoting
     relationship + dame mother: cf. F. belledame fair lady, It.
     belladonna. See Belle, and Dame.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Grandmother; -- corresponding to belsire.
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              To show the beldam daughters of her daughter.
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     2. An old woman in general; especially, an ugly old woman; a
     Syn: hag, beldam, witch, crone.
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                Around the beldam all erect they hang. --Akenside.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an ugly evil-looking old woman [syn: hag, beldam,
           beldame, witch, crone]
      2: a woman of advanced age [syn: beldam, beldame]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "beldam":
     Jezebel, Mafioso, Young Turk, bag, bat, battle-ax, beast, berserk,
     berserker, biddy, bitch, bitch-kitty, bomber, brute, cat,
     common scold, crone, dame, demon, devil, dowager, drab, dragon,
     fiend, fire-eater, firebrand, fishwife, frump, fury, gammer, goon,
     gorilla, grandam, grandmother, granny, grimalkin, gunsel, hag,
     hardnose, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhag, hellhound, hellion,
     holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, incendiary, killer,
     mad dog, madcap, matriarch, matron, monster, mugger, old battle-ax,
     old dame, old girl, old granny, old lady, old trot, old wife,
     old woman, rapist, revolutionary, savage, scold, she-devil,
     she-wolf, shrew, siren, spitfire, termagant, terror, terrorist,
     tiger, tigress, tough, tough guy, trot, ugly customer, violent,
     virago, vixen, war-horse, wild beast, wildcat, witch, wolf

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