- Andermatt, Christiane takes series of baths hoping to cure childlessness. [Fr. Lit.: Mont-Oriol, Magill I, 618–620]
- Barren Ground novel portraying a woman’s emotional sterility and her harsh labor on a farm. [Am. Lit.: Barren Ground ]
- brown symbol of unfruitfulness. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 357]
- Death Valley sterile, arid basin in Nevada and California. [Geography: EB, III: 417]
- Elizabeth Virgin’s kinswoman, blessed with pregnancy as old woman. [N.T.: Luke 1:5–25]
- Empty Quarter vast desert in the Arabian peninsula. [Geography: EB, VIII: 703]
- Hannah Elkanah’s barren wife; prays to Lord who grants her a son, Samuel. [O.T.: I Samuel 1:6]
- Sahara vast north African desert. [Geography: EB, VIII: 768]
- Sarah Abraham’s wife; unable to bear children. [O.T.: Genesis 11:30]
- Waste Land, The portrays sterility and chaos of the contemporary world. [Br. Lit.: “The Waste Land” in Hart, 899–900]
Bashfulness (See TIMIDITY .)
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