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  • n. Plural form of chamberer.

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Examples

  • There was no place at court for maids of honor or ladies of the privy chamber or even chamberers when the king lacked a queen.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • It was not long before I met all the maids of honor and chamberers.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • Haply, for I am black And have not those soli parts of conversation That chamberers have, or for I am declined Into the vale of years - yet that's not much - She's gone.

    Shakespeare

  • That is to wit, by the example of the king, by example of the tower, and by example of the fountain, and said to him: Thou that art king wilt have no services soiled ne foul, but thou hast cleanly servants and neat chamberers.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • And he surmounted them and slew their king and made peace in all Italy, and after, yet for all his great victory and weal he suffered great envy of the Romans, for he was falsely accused unto the emperor, and the wife of the emperor, named Sophia, did to him so great despite that she sent him word that she should make him to spin and clip wool with her chamberers.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • And she was there presented to Alexander the provost, and bare her child in her arms, which when her two chamberers saw that, anon they fled and left her alone.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • And she span oft wool with her chamberers and made thereof cloth, so that of her proper labour that she gave to the church, she received glorious fruit, and gave good ensample unto others.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • She was of so great humility that, for the love of God, she laid in her lap a man horribly sick, which had his visage stinking like carrion, and she share off the ordure and filth of his head, and washed it, whereof her chamberers loathed and laughed her to scorn.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • She was of so great humility that she would suffer in no wise that her chamberers should call her lady, but that they should speak and say to her as to the lowest and least of them.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • And when she was alone with her chamberers, she would clothe her with poor vestments and vile, and set a poor veil upon her head and said: Thus shall I go when I shall come to the estate of poverty.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

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