Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A general name for a waiting-woman or lady's-maid.
- n. Sometimes written as a common noun, without a capital.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A lady's waiting-maid.
- From the name Abigail, as given to a waiting-maid in Beaumont & Fletcher's play The Scornful Lady. (Wiktionary)
“I love mixing up non - booze cocktails, so come ask aunt abigail if you are so inclined.”
“Oh, and after I'm done, I will give her praise because of how well she is doing because I know she is trying her hardest to do the right thing. abigail”
“I hesitated between love and duty for a full second, and then "The hell with Palmerston, let him wait!" cries I, and was plunging for the bed before the abigail was fairly out of the room.”
“My abigail will have to go down to Berkshire at once.”
“Maidie, meanwhile, ensconced in the Hope family coach with her abigail in attendance, was congratulating herself on the outcome of her mission.”
“Already he discerned an air of bustle about the house, for Lady Hester's abigail was hurrying up the stairs, accompanied by one of the maids, and the stout housekeeper, pausing only to bob a curtsy to her master as he came out of the parlour, set her foot on the bottom stair and began to puff her way up.”
“Rising again, she directed the abigail how to pack her mistress's clothing.”
“For want of something to distract her mind, she had been engaged, when Maidie returned with her abigail in tow, in collecting together those of Maidie's belongings that were scattered about the bedchamber they had shared at her insistence, for she could not reconcile it with her duty to allow her charge to sleep alone in the chamber of a public inn in the heart of the capital.”
“I have not been able to get his Harry Potter robes or glasses off of him abigail i want them!”
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Names of girls in song titles. Not in the lyrics, just in the titles.
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Given names that were acceptable for play the last time I checked the OWL.
Maids of all stripes.
These names were once in common use - at least somewhat. Some are coming back. Some are almost forgotten. I think they would
make lovely names. Well... most of them.
Interesting words and usages from Smollett's 1749 translation of Lesage's L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane
A list of words whose meanings I am learning, either because a) I don't know the meaning b) I know the meaning, but could stand to better appreciate certain inflections or secondary meanings or c) ...
Well, here comes all the words that begin with an A.
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