Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An office or place of household service where the ewers were kept.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An office or place of household service where the ewers were formerly kept.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An office in great houses where water was made ready in ewers for the service of guests, and where also the table-linen was kept. An office so called still exists in the royal household of England.
  • n. The scullery of a religious house.

Etymologies

From ewer. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As the server of the ewery pours water over our hands and pats them with the napkin, my husband says kindly, But I have distracted you from the great interest for my wife: the health of her son.

    The Red Queen

  • Rebellion took place in 1794; or, (94) {B} {r} ewery.

    Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget

  • So they all larfed at the funny idear, and they past the paper round, and ewery one on 'em sined his name and cashed up a shilling.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 January 11, 1890

  • "I now garrantees," I think he sed, "that for ewery shilling you have given me no less than twenty-four pore little children shall have a good dinner; and so, as there is jest twenty of us, we shall have purwided a good dinner for no less than fore hunderd and hayty pore little hungry children!"

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 January 11, 1890

  • And yet I'm told as there's a learned Gent as publishes a little book as tells you what the whether will be ewery day in the year, and he's werry offen rite.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, April 1, 1893

  • Ffirst, in servise of all thyngys in pantery and botery, and also for the ewery. ffirst, table-clothis, towelles longe and shorte, covertours [3] and napkyns, be ordeyned clenly, clene and redy accordyng to the tyme.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Problem is that almost ewery game crashes as soon as loading is complete and my computer restarts.

    News Tom's Hardware US

  • (3a) a yeoman for the ewery; (4) a yeoman purveyor; (5) a master-cook, under-cooks, and three pastry-men; (6) a yeoman and groom in the scullery, one to be in the larder and slaughter-house;

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • Howewer, by grarsping on him quite tite round his waste, I at last manidged to go along three or four slides, and then I returned to the chair, and sat down again; and he was kind enuff to compliment me, and to say that he thort I was a gitting on fust-rate, and, if I woud only cum ewery day for about a week or so, he had no dowt but he shood see me a skating a figger of hate like the best on 'em!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, January 31, 1891

  • SAM says, as they made up for it by hanging ewery body as stole amost anythink, such as a sheep, or a fi-pound note, or a gold watch, and that on Mondays, which was Hanging Days, he has offen and offen stood at the hend of the Hold Baley and seen sum five or six pore retches, with white nite caps on, all a hanging together! and he says it all so serously that we are forced to bleeve him.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, October 29, 1892

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