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- n. A seamstress, a woman employed to sew.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A seamstress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See seamstress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who makes or mends dresses
In Pritchard, the Conservatives have surely found their very own Rosa Parks, not a meek sempstress, admittedly, but the next best thing: in his words, "a council lad from a very poor background".
This person, it developed, was the village sempstress, recruited to repair the deficiencies of my wardrobe by adjusting the fit of a dress, obtained on short notice from some local connection of the innkeeper's.
She is the most respectable servant I have met with in Italy; and, were you not provided, I would recommend her to you, — she is a good sempstress, and an excellent nurse.
We see him raise his sempstress Dorcas, at the house of the tanner Simon at Joppa.
St. Peter raised from the dead Dorcas, a sempstress, who made clothes for the “brethren.”
A pile of shaped pieces of linen told me that she was a sempstress.
Nan was a sempstress and did not I think have any connection to commercial baking
To this encaged sempstress no one ever speaks unless it be to give a rare order for a mutton chop or pint of stout.
The housemaid probably did not like cleaning grates; nor the butcher killing sheep; nor the sempstress stitching silks.
These easily-pleased, confectionery-eating students, who fancy they are sowing their wild oats in truly Continental style if they tickle a sempstress under the ribs!
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