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  • noun Plural form of almswoman.

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Examples

  • In front of the modest doors of the chambers inhabited by almsmen and almswomen runs a tiny cloister with oak pillars, so that the inmates may visit one another dryshod in any weather.

    Vanishing England

  • It was formerly a nunnery, but in 1229 the nuns departed and the almswomen took their place.

    Vanishing England

  • Originally built for twelve almsmen and almswomen, they have been latterly occupied entirely by women.

    Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney The Fascination of London

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