from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A maker of women's clothes, especially dresses
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes dresses, cloaks, etc., for women; a dressmaker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who makes women's gowns; a dressmaker.
She decidedly chooses rather to be a mantuamaker and milliner, than go to service.
It appears that Margaret Reay was the daughter of a stay-maker in Covent-garden, and served her apprenticeship to a mantuamaker.
The white tontongee still girdled her loins; but Coomba's climate was her mantuamaker, and indicated more necessity for ornament than drapery.
Mrs. Rich, the favourite mantuamaker of those days, within whose power it lay to transform provincial newcomers, often already over-stocked with ill-made costumes and absurdly trimmed bonnets, into women of fashion!
When Claudia went one day to her mantuamaker to have her mourning fitted, she met a couple of ladies who had formerly been constant visitors at the house and regular attendants at her parties.
He would have wildly darted into the shop, but just then the figure of the mantuamaker appeared in the doorway.
They laughed brutally, -- these cruel minions of the law, -- and disengaged his arm from the waist of the wooden dummy which they had come to reclaim for the mantuamaker.
With a plausible excuse, and seeming indifference, he gracefully opened conversation with the mantuamaker as only a Parisian can.
But what surprised them was that she requested them to address her as Madame Gonsalez, under cover to her mantuamaker in Savannah, whose address was given.
Ratisbon as "Lerch, the mantuamaker," had told him to keep watch, and impressed it upon him to let no one, no matter who it might be, enter her rooms on the ground floor except the cantor knight, as she called Wolf.
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