Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman or girl who takes care of children during the day.
“It never once occurred to me that Pam was listening on the kitchen intercom, she and the day-nurse both.”
“It never once occurred to me that Pam was listening on the kitchen intercom, her and the day-nurse both.”
“My mother went through it unscathed in strength, though she performed all the work of day-nurse and night-nurse to a sick household; — for there were soon three of them dying.”
“She remembered them now -- the gentle day-nurse and the gentle night-nurse, who had moved soft-footedly about her bed, performing soothing little offices.”
“His day-nurse it was who had the courage, womanlike, to bring the matter to an issue.”
“Rather fewer deaths; only two or three in the week; another this morning, from that horrible tetanus which had spared us for some time, thanks to the injections of serum, which have been lately more frequent; a poor young soldier of twenty that his day-nurse, an American here, used to call in motherly fashion by his Christian name, Andr-, and I did the same.”
“In the earlier hours of the night, after the nurses had been changed, and Mary had gone to bed exhausted with stair-climbing, and Lily Holl was recounting the day to Dick up at the grocer's, and the day-nurse was already asleep, and the night-nurse had arranged the night, then, in the faintly-lit silence of the chamber, Constance would argue with herself for an hour at a time.”
“Fortunately, the day-nurse had not left the house: I called her in to watch him for a minute, and, slipping on my bonnet, ran across.”
“So the bargain was soon struck; and almost before she had discovered what was going to happen to her, Agnes found herself the day-nurse of the Lord Richard, the little Prince who was then in the cradle.”
“My mother went through it unscathed in strength, though she performed all the work of day-nurse and night-nurse to”
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