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  • n. Plural form of farmwife.


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  • A reader's forward about those nasty racist emails every Tom, Dick and Harry and all their farmwives have been sending to me.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • A second crew, with Nolo in charge, was decorating the walls with garlands of freshly cut pine boughs, while under the balcony a number of the local farmwives were setting up tables.

    Reiffeins Choice

  • Ours is a land of volunteer fire departments, of baseball, of wizened spinsters who instead of sitting around whining about their goddamned osteoporosis write and self-publish books on the histories of their little towns, of the farmwives and grain merchants and parsons and drunkards who made their places liveLiving overseas, I have to sadly admit that no one is aware of the existence of the "Little America" Mr. Kauffman writes about.

    Proud to Be an American

  • There were obvious farmers in the line, wearing rough woolens and with dirt ingrained in their hands, though the children's faces and those of the farmwives at least had been scrubbed clean.

    Knife of Dreams

  • In front of the saloons, farmwives sitting on the seats of wagons, waiting for their husbands to become drunk and ready to start home.

    Main Street

  • She had often glanced at the store-building which had been turned into a refuge in which farmwives could wait while their husbands transacted business.

    Main Street

  • She talked to the farmwives and soothed their babies and was happy.

    Main Street

  • However, they seem to have targeted a very specific group whom they evidently don't feel they are insulting by characterizing them as something like nineteenth century farmwives with no knowledge of the world beyond their homestead.


  • They don't sound like nineteenth century farmwives to me, they sound like some severely irritated twenty first century citizens.


  • Daya and Tilgar, farmwives used to cooking for large groups at harvest time, were helping prepare meals for the soldiers.

    Lord of the Isles


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