from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as oyster-woman.
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He looks as pale as the visard of the ghost which cries so miserably at the Theatre, like an oyster-wife, "Hamlet, revenge!"
I am Envy, begotten of a chimney sweeper and an oyster-wife.
I am Envy, begotten of a chimney-sweeper and an oyster-wife.