femme-de-chambre love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chambermaid; a lady's-maid.


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  • And that relations should travel together, the young lady being protected by her femme-de-chambre; that surely, as every one must allow, was perfectly right and proper.

    The Newcomes

  • You do not suppose that I bribed the femme-de-chambre, or that those two City gents, who sate in the same carriage with our young friends, and could not hear a word they said, reported their talk to me?

    The Newcomes

  • For the rest, an obvious “femme-de-chambre,” and very busy.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • The tireless femme-de-chambre set down a tray with coffee cups on the table.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • Seeing my embarrassment, she said, “You have not been a femme-de-chambre in your own country?”


  • She lives much in the femme-de-chambre style; and, indeed, loves this society better than that of persons of birth.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency

  • Désirée, our _femme-de-chambre, _ before she came to us, lived in a wealthy _roturier_ family.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

  • Touching the first, of course it is the discovery by Ginevra of the return of those maternal diamonds, -- which are handed to her by a _femme-de-chambre_, who has had them from Andronic's _valet-de-chambre_, who is in love with the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860

  • I know not whether he had his information from your femme-de-chambre, but I am very certain that he has sworn he will be revenged, and he is a man that keeps his word; for after all, that you may not be deceived by his look, like that of a Stoic, and his gravity, like that of a judge, I must acquaint you, that he is the most passionate man living.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • ‘He’s still with me, you know — bull pup and femme-de-chambre combined.

    Police at the Funeral


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