from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman who does needlework, especially a seamstress.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woman who works with a needle; a female embroiderer, sewer, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman who does needlework; a seamstress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who is an expert in sewing or embroidery, or one whose business is sewing or embroidery; specifically, a woman who earns a living by sewing; a seamstress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who makes or mends dresses
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"Kista was the best needlewoman among us," I told him angrily.
I was not a natural needlewoman but I did try hard.
Alas, she will never make a needlewoman—and her work suffers because of her appalling untidiness.
And as a needlewoman, I was instinctively drawn to gold thread.
There was a small dressing-table in front of a long glass, and here the needlewoman sat, out of patience with
At any hour of the day the passer-by could see the needlewoman seated in an old, red velvet chair, bending over an embroidery frame, and stitching indefatigably.
Not knowing whether Roger would arrive in a carriage or on foot, the needlewoman from the Rue du Tourniquet looked by turns at the foot-passengers, and at the tilburies — light cabs introduced into Paris by the
The pretty needlewoman guessed that her new friend had been long weaned from tenderness and love, and no longer believed in the devotion of woman.
The young needlewoman, bending over her frame, was embroidering with indefatigable diligence; on the table, with the writ lay a triangular hunch of bread, placed there, no doubt, to sustain her in the night and to remind her of the reward of her industry.
In fact she was growing into a competent needlewoman, but not because she practiced it in the afternoons.