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  • noun Plural form of dairywoman.

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Examples

  • He introduced a small herd of cattle, but, as Lescarbot lamented, they did not flourish, perhaps indeed for the want of skilled dairywomen.

    Champlain's Dream

  • He introduced a small herd of cattle, but, as Lescarbot lamented, they did not flourish, perhaps indeed for the want of skilled dairywomen.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The "green-seed" or short-staple variety is far inferior to the black for this purpose, and produces white, sticky, cottony-looking butter; indeed, most dairywomen insist that "you can pick the lint out of it."

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • Tess, Marian, Izz Huett, and Retty; then Bill Lewell, Jonathan, and the married dairywomen -- Beck Knibbs, with her wooly black hair and rolling eyes; and flaxen Frances, consumptive from the winter damps of the water-meads -- who lived in their respective cottages.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Nay, savor the goodness that only dairymen and dairywomen working at the apex of their craft can deliver.

    Alexandre Maron

  • One day in March -- and this is the last disaster I have to record concerning our butter -- we were particularly anxious to have it good, as we expected visitors, to whom we had frequently boasted of our skill as dairywomen: the day was very warm, and the cream appeared much thicker than usual; we churned for more than an hour without its appearing to undergo any change; we frequently removed the lid to see if there was any sign of butter coming, but each time we were disheartened when we discovered it looked just the same as when placed in the churn.

    Our Farm of Four Acres and the Money we Made by it

  • Camden, who died in 1623, tells us that 'the grasse and fodder (in Cheshire) is of that goodness and vertue that cheeses be made here in great number, and of a most pleasing and delicate taste such as all England again affordeth not the like, no though the best dairywomen otherwise and skillfullest in cheese making be had from hence;' and a little later it was said no other county in the realm could compare with

    A Short History of English Agriculture

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