from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A handmaid.


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  • Forsooth God liveth, for his angel kept me hence going, there abiding, and from thence hither returning, and the Lord hath not suffered me, his handwoman, to be defouled, but without pollution of sin hath called me again to you joying in his victory, in my escaping and in your deliverance.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • She then entered in and stood up in a high place and commanded silence, and said: Praise ye the Lord God that forsaketh not men hoping in him; and in me his handwoman, hath fulfilled his mercy that he promised to the house of

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • Brilliana was sympathetically swift to explain her astonishing handwoman.

    The Lady of Loyalty House A Novel


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