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- n. A seamster, a man employed to sew.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A seamster.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See seamster.
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WASSEL, like a neat sempster and songster; her page bearing a brown bowl, drest with ribands, and rosemary, before her.
Thence comes the possibility that a Spanish prince should have degraded himself in the eyes of Europe as a sempster and embroiderer of petticoats.
Simister, sempster, Webster, etc., but in process of time the distinction was lost, so that we find Blaxter and Whitster for
WASSEL, _like a neat sempster and songster; her page bearing a brown bowl, drest with ribands, and rosemary before her.
He supposed that Walton had then given up his business as a linen draper and sempster, and was only an authour ; and added, 'that he was a great panegyrist.'
“A _tyre-woman_ of phantastical ornaments, a _sempster_ for ruffes, cuffes, smocks and waistcoats”.
We hear of him first as settled in London, following the trade of a sempster, or linen-draper, having a shop in the Royal Burse, in
Italian cutwork standeth him not at the least in three or four pounds; yea, a sempster in Holborn told me there are of threescore pound price apiece. "
“Wassel, like a neat _sempster_ and _songster_; _her_ page bearing