from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A female attendant. Fuller.
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Ordinary in _Bath_, a Female attendress at the Table, neglecting other
It happened that whilest the said Sir John repaired often to an Ordinary in Bath, a Female attendress at the Table, neglecting other Gentlemen, which sat higher, and were of greater Estates, applied herself wholly to him, accommodating him with all necessaries, and preventing his asking any thing with her officiousness.