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  • Even the municipal dwellings, where live the better-class workers, are overcrowded barracks.


  • But the dwellings were inhabited by the better-class workmen and artisans.


  • The school was racially integrated and the article took pains to note that "a young colored girl was working yesterday on a deep rose-colored frock and one of the prettiest pieces of underwear in the better-class underwear department was made by another colored girl."

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • Even as late as 1908, the Baedeker Guide To London advised that as far as Music Halls were concerned, “ladies may visit the better-class West End establishments without fear, although they should, of course, eschew the cheaper seats.”

    Music Halls

  • The stories in the Sunday papers about beggars who die with two thousand pounds sewn into their trousers are, of course, lies; but the better-class beggars do have runs of luck, when they earn a living wage for weeks at a time.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Even in some of the better-class houses ice is looked upon too much as a luxury, and not, as it should be, a necessity; indeed, the money saved from gas during the summer months might well be expended in ice.

    The Art of Living in Australia

  • You will sit by the door with the better-class thralls.

    The Sea of Trolls

  • Many of her pupils belonged to the better-class families on the Kingstown and Dalkey line.


  • I'd strolled out once or twice of an evening, but never beyond the market at the Hazooree Gate on the inner wall, which was the better-class bazaar serving the quality homes which lay south of the Fort, before you came to the town proper.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • 'Made by an instrument much prized by the better-class burglar who's too sophisticated to batter doors open with a sledge-hammer.



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