Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of dairymaid.

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Examples

  • Not only would it make wars more interesting and medieval, it'd leave existing stocks of bullets going spare for Gideon and his friends to shoot grouse or foxes or dairymaids on their weekends off.

    How to save the economy without really trying: a guide for Gideon Osborne

  • They hang around the kitchen and badger the cook for scraps, and the dairymaids delight in giving them fresh-churned butter to eat on hot bread.

    The White Queen

  • They hang around the kitchen and badger the cook for scraps, and the dairymaids delight in giving them fresh-churned butter to eat on hot bread.

    The White Queen

  • They hang around the kitchen and badger the cook for scraps, and the dairymaids delight in giving them fresh-churned butter to eat on hot bread.

    The White Queen

  • It wasn't until well into the 1780s that Edward Jenner, a country physician in Gloucestershire, heeded the folk wisdom that dairymaids who caught cowpox from contact with infected cows became immune to smallpox.

    Letters to the Editor

  • It wasn't until well into the 1780s that Edward Jenner, a country physician in Gloucestershire, heeded the folk wisdom that dairymaids who caught cowpox from contact with infected cows became immune to smallpox.

    Letters to the Editor

  • The whole of this family, except Sarah Wynne, one of the dairymaids, had gone through the smallpox.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • Hannah Pick, another of the dairymaids who was a fellow-servant with Elizabeth Sarfenet when the distemper broke out at the farm, was, at the same time, infected; but this young woman had not only sores upon her hands, but felt herself also much indisposed for a day or two.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • The family consisted of a man servant, two dairymaids, and a servant boy, who, with the farmer himself, were twice a day employed in milking the cattle.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • When this is the case, it commonly happens that a disease is communicated to the cows, and from the cows to the dairymaids, which spreads through the farm until the most of the cattle and domestics feel its unpleasant consequences.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

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