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  • noun Plural form of bondswoman.

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Examples

  • King possessed and was righteous in my rule and did justice among my lieges; yea, I gave gifts and largesse and freed bondsmen and bondswomen.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Her opinion of the lash as punishment notwithstanding, she was keenly annoyed that only “ladies” were protected; bondswomen, slaves, and prostitutes were on their own.

    Pirates

  • They had seen many bondswomen who were fair, they said, and how could they tell that any one of them was she whom the young hersir was now seeking?

    Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age

  • They asked Husan Maimandi: "How comes it that Sultan Mahmud, who has so many handsome bondswomen, each of whom is the wonder of the world and most select of the age, entertains not such fondness and affection for any of them as he does for Ayaz, who can boast of no superiority of charms?"

    The Persian Literature, Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan, Volume 2

  • Morag was taken to the Stone House by strong-armed bondswomen, and Baun and Deelish sat in corners and cried and did not go near her.

    The King of Ireland's Son

  • Page 30 mistress, and to insure kinder and more humane treatment to bondsmen and bondswomen.

    Behind the scenes,

  • The bondswomen whom Achilles and Patroclus had taken captive screamed aloud for grief, beating their breasts, and with their limbs failing them for sorrow.

    The Iliad of Homer

  • 'When I left her,' pursued Gaudiosus, whose confidence in his own judgment was already shaken by the young man's vehemence, 'I spoke in private with certain of the bondswomen, who declared to me that they could avouch the maiden's innocence since her coming hither -- until to-day's sunrise.'

    Veranilda

  • The bondswomen whom Achilles and Patroclus had taken captive screamed aloud for grief, beating their breasts, and with their limbs failing them for sorrow.

    The Iliad

  • Epictetus a better authority than Jehovah, who told the Jews to make bondsmen and bondswomen of the heathen round about?

    Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I Including His Answers to the Clergy, His Oration at His Brother's Grave, Etc., Etc.

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