from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A maid-servant.


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  • One day, there was brought to him in a basket, as though it had been a basket of oysters, a stout, newly born boy, who was yelling like the deuce, and duly wrapped in swaddling-clothes, which a servant-maid, dismissed six months previously, attributed to him.

    Les Miserables

  • A big Flemish servant-maid placed his knife and fork in all haste; he looked at the girl with a sensation of comfort.

    Les Miserables

  • In the mean time a person gave a letter to the servant-maid for old Dr Campian, which she delivered immediately; and when

    The Little Professor:

  • Anais, or Nais, as she was called must otherwise have been left to herself, or, worse still, to some coarse-minded servant-maid.

    Two Poets

  • The sound brought out a hurrying servant-maid; who, when informed that I wished to speak to Mme. la Comtesse, waved a hand towards the masses of trees in the English park which wound about the chateau with “Madame is out there — —”

    The Message

  • After several years, this brave and lovely servant-maid was married to the landlord of a country Inn; which landlord had this remarkable characteristic, that he always wore a silk nightcap, and never would on any consideration take it off.

    The Holly-Tree

  • And Isaac tells Mrs. Jervis, that the ladies will by and by come to see the house, and have the curiosity to see me; for, it seems, they said to my master, when the jokes flew about, Well, Mr. B — —, we understand you have a servant-maid, who is the greatest beauty in the county; and we promise ourselves to see her before we go.


  • He had been guilty — and with that creature! — an intrigue with a servant-maid, and she had loved him — and he was dying most likely raving and unrepentant.

    The History of Pendennis

  • And then went farther into the town, and there the fellow, being spoken to by one of his familiars, lost her for a few minutes: but he soon saw her come out of a linen-drapery shop, attended with a servant-maid, having, as it proved, got that maid-servant to go with her to the house she is now at.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I found Miss Howe and her own servant-maid in deep mourning.

    Clarissa Harlowe


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