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  • The padrona, -- she's the woman who keeps the house, and serves us, too, in this case -- though Mrs. Jerrold has a maid to wait on the table and care for our rooms -- well, the padrona is my first friend.

    Mae Madden

  • The boys were at a day-school; thanks to our efficient "padrona," there were no household anxieties, and we seniors were free to enjoy to the full all that makes up the inestimable riches of the storied city.

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • As Alice and Domingo work together respect and friendship grows between the padrona and the vaquero; love soon follows.

    All Roads Lead Me Back To You-Kennedy Foster « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • Italian manner, ‘as I say to him, Mooshattonisha padrona.’

    Little Dorrit

  • Un video del 1991 con Johnny Depp nel ruolo di Eddie Rebel, Gabrielle Anwar la sua ragazza, e Faye Dunaway come padrona di casa, agente e… fata.

    No Fat Clips!!! : TOM PETTY – Into the Great Wide Open

  • As we pass with the padrona of the hotel, who is a

    Twilight in Italy

  • Signora Carlotta was almost a padrona to him; but what about that other great padrone?

    Stories by Foreign Authors: Italian

  • My _padrona di casa_ told me an anecdote in illustration of this materialism of the Neapolitans, which the Asisinati are anxious not to be thought to share: On the first of August several years before, she said, when the church of St. Francis was full of people waiting around the confessionals, a man at one of them was observed to be disputing with the priest inside.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880

  • She was from a distance, was handsome and clever, and the padrona gave glowing accounts of her full purse, and two pretty donkeys, and house by the sea.

    Mae Madden

  • But Rocjean assured him that it was not -- that, as in Paris, it was Madame who attended to renting rooms, so it was the _padrona_ in Rome, and that the remark, 'he is an Englishman, and very wealthy,' were synonymous, and always went together.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1862


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