maid-of-all-work love

maid-of-all-work

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  • The tradition of the schoolmen can make good use of economics, but only as a maid-of-all-work.

    The Pseudo-Science of Economics

  • Enraged, Minchin strips Sara of her finery and forces her to become a maid-of-all-work.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Policeman X entered; followed by the seared Mrs. Brixham and her maid-of-all-work, who had been at the door and found some difficulty in closing it against the street amateurs, who wished to see the row.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Jos Sedley was left in command of the little colony at Brussels, with Amelia invalided, Isidor, his Belgian servant, and the bonne, who was maid-of-all-work for the establishment, as a garrison under him.

    Vanity Fair

  • The fire, though coals are plenty in that neighbourhood, was husbanded with the closest attention to economy of fuel, and the small pipkin, in which was preparing the dinner of the old woman and her maid-of-all-work, a girl of twelve years old, intimated, by its thin and watery vapour, that Ailie had not mended her cheer with her improved fortune.

    Old Mortality

  • Mrs Meager and Miss Meager, and the maid-of-all-work belonging to the Meagers, and even Lady Eustace, were examined as to this bludgeon.

    Phineas Redux

  • Therefore it was well provided, on the part of Master Mordacks, that Kitty, or Koity, the maid-of-all-work, a damsel of muscular power and hard wit, should hold tryst with these mariners in the time of early bucket, and appoint a little meeting with her master by-and-by.

    Mary Anerley

  • When she would be herself, Miss Eleanor Robinson, not Ellie the maid-of-all-work, with nothing to look forward to but a lifetime of drudgery in the house that should have been hers.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • And, at last, the brougham stopped at the little garden-gate, at the far end of the village; and the good little mamma called to her maid-of-all-work from the window — ‘Has the master come yet, Becky?’

    Wylder's Hand

  • When his confidential maid-of-all-work, the aged Elspeth, tried to insinuate that the whole thing might be a hoax — “Not a bit of it!” said he.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

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