from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A maid-servant whoso duties are usually confined to the dining- and reception-rooms of a house, sometimes taking the place of a butler in simple establishments.


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  • “Grouse in the gun-room” over and over in the presence of my wife, mother, mother-inlaw, sons, daughters, old footman or parlor-maid, confidential clerk, curate, or what not?

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  • At first the parlor-maid was distinctly startled when he asked for Bernice instead of Marjorie; after a week of it she told the cook that Miss Bernice had gotta holda Miss

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  • He looked, not irritated only, but surprised as well, at finding his parlor-maid waiting for him in the drawing-room, and inquired, sharply and suspiciously, what she wanted there?

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  • “How long ago is it since you lived in service as a parlor-maid?”

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  • The other servants, indoors, are all women; and instead of a footman to wait on him at dinner, the admiral has a parlor-maid.

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  • With those words, Mrs. Drake, the housekeeper, closed the door; and the new parlor-maid was left alone in her bed-chamber at St. Crux.

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  • The parlor-maid now at St. Crux is engaged to be married, and as soon as her master can suit himself she is going away.

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  • His honor, the admiral, likes a parlor-maid with a clean run fore and aft.

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  • London, stating that you have found me a new parlor-maid at last, and that the girl is ready to return with you to St. Crux when your other errands in town allow you to come back.

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  • Early to bed, my dear, and early to rise, makes a parlor-maid healthy and wealthy and wise.

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