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  • noun Plural form of fishwoman.

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Examples

  • The songs of the fishwomen, in which Napoleon was called Nicolas, were received there with transports of joy.

    Les Miserables

  • She had hair of a brindled colour, betwixt black and grey, which was apt to escape in elf-locks from under her mutch when she was thrown into violent agitation — long skinny hands, terminated by stout talons — grey eyes, thin lips, a robust person, a broad, though flat chest, capital wind, and a voice that could match a choir of fishwomen.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • And for those who think we will wind up importing Bulgarian fishwomen like they've done in the Martimes - just because they've done it in the Maritimes - think again.

    Williams: is he completely nuts?

  • We saw some good studies of fishwomen with bare legs, and remarked that the soldiers were very dumpy and small.

    The Newcomes

  • The King's carriage was preceded by Wife Gougeon and the fishwomen and a rabble of prostitutes, the vile refuse of their sex, all raving with fury and wine.

    The False Chevalier or, The Lifeguard of Marie Antoinette

  • The cries are to be 'Bread' and 'The King to Paris,' the fishwomen to lead; the Big Bench sign to be the red wool of '_our Friend Orleans_'; then sack the bakers; then the Hôtel de

    The False Chevalier or, The Lifeguard of Marie Antoinette

  • How the old fishwomen, the natural guardians of this northern frankincense, chatter and squabble!

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • This morning you will go the Fish-market and stir the fishwomen up.

    The False Chevalier or, The Lifeguard of Marie Antoinette

  • The streets are very long and confined; and herds of fishwomen, dogs, and children, get in your way and under your feet.

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • Rotherhithe, whereby opportunity was afforded of "tasting a delicious mixture of the air of both these sweet places," and of enjoying such a concord of the voices of seamen, watermen, fishwomen, oyster women and their like as Hogarth indicated "in that print of his which is enough to make a man deaf to look at."

    Henry Fielding: a Memoir

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