Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chambermaid; a lady's-maid.
“And that relations should travel together, the young lady being protected by her femme-de-chambre; that surely, as every one must allow, was perfectly right and proper.”
“You do not suppose that I bribed the femme-de-chambre, or that those two City gents, who sate in the same carriage with our young friends, and could not hear a word they said, reported their talk to me?”
“For the rest, an obvious “femme-de-chambre,” and very busy.”
“The tireless femme-de-chambre set down a tray with coffee cups on the table.”
“Seeing my embarrassment, she said, “You have not been a femme-de-chambre in your own country?””
“She lives much in the femme-de-chambre style; and, indeed, loves this society better than that of persons of birth.”
“Désirée, our _femme-de-chambre, _ before she came to us, lived in a wealthy _roturier_ family.”
“Touching the first, of course it is the discovery by Ginevra of the return of those maternal diamonds, -- which are handed to her by a _femme-de-chambre_, who has had them from Andronic's _valet-de-chambre_, who is in love with the”
“I know not whether he had his information from your femme-de-chambre, but I am very certain that he has sworn he will be revenged, and he is a man that keeps his word; for after all, that you may not be deceived by his look, like that of a Stoic, and his gravity, like that of a judge, I must acquaint you, that he is the most passionate man living.”
“‘He’s still with me, you know — bull pup and femme-de-chambre combined.”
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