Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of housemaid.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of housemaid.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • However, one of the housemaids is a charming girl, with mouse-brown hair and a dimple in her cheek, and I begin to detect signs of convalescence.

    The Mummy Case

  • Slavî (so the common people call housemaids) crept into my chamber with

    He

  • Some Children could come on the Kindertransport, some adults could obtain work permits for jobs such as housemaids, or if they had a UK sponsor.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Some Children could come on the Kindertransport, some adults could obtain work permits for jobs such as housemaids, or if they had a UK sponsor.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Some Children could come on the Kindertransport, some adults could obtain work permits for jobs such as housemaids, or if they had a UK sponsor.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Some Children could come on the Kindertransport, some adults could obtain work permits for jobs such as housemaids, or if they had a UK sponsor.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • It seemed curious to have hot water brought to us in such a place by these very queer kind of housemaids, but so it was.

    Allan and the Holy Flower

  • In a telling scene from her days as a servant, Powell recalls how one of her employers liked to summon the housemaids to his bedroom at night so that he could stroke their hair curlers in exchange for stockings or chocolates.

    What the Help Really Saw

  • In our age of white goods and wipe-down surfaces, it is difficult to grasp the sheer amount of toil involved in maintaining the physical fabric of an Edwardian or 1920s home; "Downton," in which the housemaids are occasionally shown shaking down a counterpane or tickling a chandelier with a feather duster, cannot convey it accurately.

    What the Help Really Saw

  • The drama's emotional weight was shared equally by Downton's staff of cooks, housemaids and footmen, with romances and ambitions of their own.

    Can a Costume Drama Keep Its Cool?

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