Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female servant, or maid-servant.
“Financed by a Tolstoyan timber-merchant, Jacob, and inspired by an adored servant-girl, Anna, Motl discovers the possibilities of close-ups, cutting and montage.”
“The servant-girl Perulan had mentioned a moment before entered, carrying a large china tureen of soup, and for a while there was silence while Kellen satisfied the hunger honed by several bells of hard labor.”
“Biddy Early told me herself that where she got it was, when she was a servant-girl in a house, there was a baby lying in the cradle, and he went on living for a few years.”
“The maids used to be predominantly Filipino, but with the credit crunch, Filipinos have been judged to be too expensive, so a nice Ethiopian servant-girl is the latest trendy acquisition.”
“I smile my polite servant-girl smile, but it doesnt matter, because no one sees me.”
“And if he desired a servant-girl, her master had to give her to him.”
“Miss Benton (my housekeeper bears that name) was in a state of great expectation, too, frequently going to the front door and looking anxiously down the lane, and more than once observing to the servant-girl that she expected company, and hoped no accident had happened to delay them.”
“And so soon as you have safely stored all your stuff indoors, I bid you put your bondman out of doors and look out for a servant-girl with no children; — for”
“There was a buxom Irish servant-girl, who performed all the duties of the little house where the Sedley family had found refuge: and this girl had in vain, on many previous days, striven to give Amelia aid or consolation.”
“Madame was at home, said the servant-girl, from which Harry was led to suppose that the count was a married man; but Harry felt that he had no right to intrude upon madame, so he simply left his card.”
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