- From seamster + -ess. (Wiktionary)
“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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