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  • n. Plural form of scrubwoman.


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  • In 1929, while teaching philosophy at Columbia University, Lamont came to the aid of the 19 "scrubwomen" who cleaned Harvard's Widener Library.

    Peter Dreier: Traitors to Their Class

  • They took in laundry and boarders, labored in the garment sweatshops that crowded immigrant ghettos, or sought work as cooks, peddlers, or scrubwomen.

    Orphanages in the United States.

  • Through the building crawled the scrubwomen, yawning, their old shoes slapping.


  • She sat down on the chair in the antechamber, drained, as one of the scrubwomen came in to fetch the soiled linen, take away the blood-soaked sawdust tray, and scrub down the table and floor-hopefully (there it was again!), in that order, and not the reverse.

    The Serpent's Shadow

  • We sure don't get any janitors or scrubwomen, as Martin and I know only too well.

    No Great Magic

  • It is possible that you do not cultivate scrubwomen.

    Walking-Stick Papers

  • Among the finest people in the world to talk with are scrubwomen.

    Walking-Stick Papers

  • But for a feast of reason and a flow of soul I know of no society at all comparable to that of scrubwomen.

    Walking-Stick Papers

  • More mail clerks, secretaries, janitors and scrubwomen.

    The Pirates of Ersatz

  • There were some scrubwomen in the hotel lobby, but I didn't meet any of the other servants, coming or going.

    Keeper of the Keys


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