GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a girl who works in a mill.
- n. a girl who works in a mill
“Even this mill-girl could talk of him, pray for him; but she never must take his name on her lips!”
“A Social Experiment" treats of the experiences of a pretty mill-girl, the daughter of a washerwoman, who becomes the _protégée_ of a wealthy and capricious woman of the world, who educates her, introduces her to society, then finally drops her and permits her to seek her native obscurity, where she withers and dies of a broken heart.”
“We might perhaps find that silly school-girls at first decline to admit on terms of perfect equality one who had "worked for her living," and was, in their not very elegant parlance, "nothing but a mill-girl.”
“Oh, you will not be willing to speak to me now -- now that I am a mill-girl," she added.”
“And one night her father, being more brutal than ever, had called out as Helen came in: "Come in, my mill-girl!”
“Alice Carter, the big mill-girl, radiant now, and with a hoarse, inarticulate, adoring young plumber in tow, went by them, and stooped to whisper something to Mrs. Burgoyne.”
“My mother attributed this -- and her good looks -- to her wet-nurse, Janet Mercer, a mill-girl at Innerleithen, noted for her height and beauty.”
“She toddled across the floor to the mill-girl, who lifted her tenderly into her ample lap.”
“Why, "he continues, a little later," you ain't got no idea how light-minded the mill-girl is.”
“What spirit deeper than her character has hitherto displayed stirs the mill-girl in the bed next to me?”
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