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  • n. Plural form of hausfrau.

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Examples

  • The Family Circle cookie contest was not extinct, but when, in 2004, Heinz Kerry blithely admitted that a staffer had submitted a recipe in her stead, it was clear that the multicentury reign of happy first hausfraus was petering out.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • He has the ability to smell people over the phone, bringing to life the spectrum of the robust middle class, from the cigarette and grease odors of well-fed hausfraus to the beery breath of Hans's grubbing talent agent.

    The Burden of Complicity

  • And as for the fight with the other cigarette girl'they looked like a pair of hausfraus squabbling ill-naturedly over a cabbage, rather than a pair of ill-bred Spanish cats ready to take knives to each other.

    red dust

  • Lonesome Rhodes: Crackers, hillbillies, hausfraus, shut-ins, pea-pickers -- everybody that's got to jump when somebody else blows the whistle.

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  • The little pieces of shredded Palestinian children fall as lightly on the conscience of Europeans and Americans as the dust from the crematoria on the neat-as-a-pin flower boxes brushed off daily by German hausfraus living in the shadows of Dachau and Auschwitz.

    GOTTERDAMMERUNG

  • She was a funny little thing, like a character out of Beatrix Potter, an ancient hen dressed in a hausfraus apron.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • But this is not limited to blue collar rubes and suburban hausfraus.

    Dennis Perrin: Fear Of A Black Prez

  • One of my all-time favorite films, I love it when Lonesome Rhodes, who doesn't know he's being heard by millions of TV viewers, says: Rednecks, crackers, hillbillies, hausfraus, shut-ins, pea-pickers --- everybody that's got to jump when somebody else blows the whistle.

    YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CAN DO UNTIL YOU STAND UP AND TRY

  • Sander photographed farmers and factory workers, financiers and socialists, hausfraus and cabdrivers, film actors and dockworkers, Nazis and Jews.

    Just Regular Volks

  • These calls also serve to stymie any resultant hyperventilation on the homefront by apprehensive hausfraus.

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