Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An office in great houses where water was made ready in ewers for the service of guests, and where also the table-linen was kept. An office so called still exists in the royal household of England.
  • noun The scullery of a religious house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Enq. An office or place of household service where the ewers were formerly kept.

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  • noun historical, UK An office or place of household service where the ewers were kept.

Etymologies

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From ewer.

Examples

  • As the server of the ewery pours water over our hands and pats them with the napkin, my husband says kindly, But I have distracted you from the great interest for my wife: the health of her son.

    The Red Queen

  • Rebellion took place in 1794; or, (94) {B} {r} ewery.

    Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget

  • "I now garrantees," I think he sed, "that for ewery shilling you have given me no less than twenty-four pore little children shall have a good dinner; and so, as there is jest twenty of us, we shall have purwided a good dinner for no less than fore hunderd and hayty pore little hungry children!"

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 January 11, 1890

  • And yet I'm told as there's a learned Gent as publishes a little book as tells you what the whether will be ewery day in the year, and he's werry offen rite.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, April 1, 1893

  • So they all larfed at the funny idear, and they past the paper round, and ewery one on 'em sined his name and cashed up a shilling.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 January 11, 1890

  • Ffirst, in servise of all thyngys in pantery and botery, and also for the ewery. ffirst, table-clothis, towelles longe and shorte, covertours [3] and napkyns, be ordeyned clenly, clene and redy accordyng to the tyme.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Problem is that almost ewery game crashes as soon as loading is complete and my computer restarts.

    News Tom's Hardware US

  • Problem is that almost ewery game crashes as soon as loading is complete and my computer restarts.

    News Tom's Hardware US

  • Problem is that almost ewery game crashes as soon as loading is complete and my computer restarts.

    News Tom's Hardware US

  • (3a) a yeoman for the ewery; (4) a yeoman purveyor; (5) a master-cook, under-cooks, and three pastry-men; (6) a yeoman and groom in the scullery, one to be in the larder and slaughter-house;

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

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