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  • The brawny red-armed woman whom Winston had seen there on his first visit was almost a fixture in the yard.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Down in the yard the red-armed woman was still marching to and fro between the washtub and the line.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • The red-armed little girl who had been taken away by her frightened mother in the first burst of fever had now returned to her place, and at the present moment entered the room, with awe-struck face, declaring that Miss Robarts was to go at once to the big lady in the carriage.

    Framley Parsonage

  • But the red-armed little girl would not allow that.

    Framley Parsonage

  • The one red-armed young girl who was their only servant was sent away, and then the mother and the child discussed how best they might prevail on the head of the family.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • Mrs. Purvidge, who was a red-faced, red-armed, hard-working old woman, peculiarly famous for making cheeses.

    John Caldigate

  • Two red-armed men seized a sheep, hauled it to a large bath that stood in the middle of the yard, and there held it, more or less in the bath, whilst a third man baled a dirty yellow liquid over its body.

    The Trespasser

  • It was a lovely morning: the bright, cheerful houses with their little gardens, the sight of the red-faced, red-armed, beer-drinking German waitresses, working away merrily, did the heart good.

    Anna Karenina

  • He swore aloud, so that the red-armed servant at the inn could not but hear him, that those thieves at the Hall intended to rob him of his clothes -- that they would not send him his property.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Somehow it drank up and put to use the vitality released by the knives of the red-armed priests.

    Conan Of The Isles


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  • Thanks, slumry.

    July 29, 2015

  • VM, I think this is just a description of her appearance, painting a picture of a hard-working woman whose arms are likely weather-worn by wind or sun or cold or all three. Orwell describes this scene:
    "a monstrous woman, solid as a Norman pillar, with brawny red forearms and a sacking apron strapped about her middle, was stumping to and fro between a washtub and a clothes line pegging out a series of square white things which Winston recognized as babies' diapers."

    July 29, 2015

  • "Thesis: In the novel 1984, George Orwell symbolizes the sense of hope and freedom in the future through the red-armed prole women’s voice and appearance."

    I can't find a definition for red-armed.

    July 29, 2015