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  • n. skill in domestic management.

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  • n. skill in domestic management

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  • A gulf lay between the spartan domestic housecraft of the Paston women and the refined tastes of the Elizabethan Court ladies, who, grown old, says Harrison, spent their time reading histories, or

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  • The housecraft of prison, as one watched it day by day, pressed one's thoughts on to the subject.

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  • Shops and factories have greatly reduced the supply of servants, and of these so many specialize as cooks, waitresses, and nurses that we really have a very small choice when seeking an all-round maid -- one who has some knowledge and experience of the different branches of housecraft.

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