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- n. a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income
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You’re getting lunch tonight whether this is the Great Train Robbery or the lady of the house freaking out over a spider.”
Then her mamma would exclaim, "Oh, dear-r-r-r, oh dear-r-Ramelia!" and the lady of the house would try to look as if it did not matter, and when Amelia and her mother departed, would pick up the bits, and pour out her complaints to her lady friends, most of whom had suffered many such damages at the hands of this "very observing child."
The lady of the house should provide two or more dressing-rooms, with separate attendants for gentlemen and ladies, who can assist in removing their outside wraps, etc.
Mr. J., the first lawyer in the place, came into the room, where the lady of the house was sitting with the nurse, who held a child in her arms, and, addressing the nurse, said, 'Hannah! would you know your husband if you should see him?'
There are some exceptions to this general rule, however: at an evening-party or at a dinner-party, the lady of the house deems it her prerogative to present her guests to each other; and a mother can introduce her son to her friends without requesting their permission to do so.
For that one instant she was sharply outlined as a shadow against the soft light within, a slender, erect figure, mature and dignified in movement, surely the lady of the house and Cenred's wife.
His experience in a little village where he and Mrs. Fields wanted to find a boarding-house: The lady of the house demurred; she had “got pretty tired of boarders,” but at last capitulated with, “Well, I'll let you come in if you'll do your own stretching.”