Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A housewife.
- n. Same as hussy.
“By the way, “hussy” comes from archaic English “housewife” at the time pronounced “hussif”.”
“I shall not write to mother and sisters to say we be married, as I said I would do; and I shan't finish the good-hussif 'I cut out and meant to make while we were in lodgings.”
“I shall not write to mother and sisters to say we be married, as I said I would do; and I shan't finish the good-hussif ”
“Trangia, hussif and all and all nicely packed up in my Cyclops Roc.”
“The guidebook has a section on "Housewifery" which reads, "Every Girl Scout is as much a ‘hussif 'as she is a girl.”
“a rather decrepit hussif and a hank of strong linen thread.”
“a shabby little hussif, containing a thimble, scissors, needles and some skeins of unbleached thread.”
“Spare yourself the misery of discovering in the hearty, fleshy Lincolnshire hussif the decay of the promises of years ago; be content to do reverence to the ideal Fiammetta who has built her little shrine in your sympathetic heart! ”
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