from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman servant.
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- n. A female servant, a maid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A female servant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female servant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a female domestic
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Coveting your neighbors maidservant is Worse than being queer, because it made the Big Ten.
Sita was sufficiently distraught to not wonder at Anita's arrival; the young widow took the parcels from Anita and called her maidservant, who appeared, sized up Anita, and took the bundles away to the kitchen.
Anita called a maidservant to help Leela to her room, not because she, Anita, was overly concerned with the other woman's state of mind, but because she wanted a chance to talk to Leela's father alone.
The old woman stayed no longer, and went back to the gazelle, followed secretly by the mistress, who called a maidservant and bade her take some milk and rice and cook it for the gazelle.
He was a cowherd in the ranges beyond Carmel, and his wife was a maidservant in the great Del Monte Hotel.
An elderly maidservant answered, and the doctor introduced herself and asked for Mary Mallon.
At the first house, a surly maidservant answered, and my chief introduced himself and explained that we were from the Department of Health and Sanitation and were looking for one Mary Mallon.
My novel, The Little Bride, begins in a basement in Odessa, where 16-year old maidservant Minna Losk is being given her "Look" - an examination to see if she's sufficiently "fit" i.e. "virginal" to become a mail-order bride to America.
When I looked up Karl Marx online to see what he could say to children about inequality and the working class, I learned he had seven children, and his first an illegitimate son whose mother was his wife's "maidservant."
She had been a maidservant in three houses so far, since her husband lost his job as peon in an office, and in every one she had opened her legs for the cook.
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