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  • Will continued, And we know from Cordelia Blackstone, serving-girl to Lawyer Collins, that Speight did not have his own walking-stick with him that day.

    Wicked Will

  • According to her serving-girl in the Conciergerie, she had kept a pristine, lily-white slip dress -- the instantly recognizable color of the Bourbon fleur de lys -- hidden in her cell throughout her incarceration.

    Caroline Weber: Let Them Eat Lace: Marie Antoinette's Fierce and Fearless Fashion

  • And this my tale is still more wondrous than the story of the serving-girl I kidnapped from the Holy City,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Before him, in this ordinary little serving-girl, he had one of those staggering resemblances occasionally to be met with between two mortals who are yet unlinked by any ties of blood.

    Succedaneum

  • A serving-girl; men of Perulan's sort never took any notice of what their servants did, and the girl had been able to listen and hear much in the days that followed.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • The serving-girl, laden with Myste's dinner, set her dishes down opposite Alberich's, then she whisked back through the door to the common room, leaving them together.

    Exile's Honor

  • "Oh-come in," she said, standing up in confusion, as the door opened, revealing the serving-girl who'd told her the way to the kitchen.

    The Lark And The Wren

  • And now this girl had been put out of her way to come get the dishes, and had informed her that the other serving-girl was going to be annoyed when she discovered the musician wasn't the male she had thought.

    The Lark And The Wren

  • Seeing the serving-girl coming, I had the coppers and my question ready.

    The Magic of Recluce

  • Between the continuing smoke from the kitchen, the pervasiveness of soured beer and wine, and the acridness of green wood in the hearth, my eyes burned, but I kept listening, waving away the thin serving-girl with the scar down her cheek, nursing my second redberry, and watching -

    The Magic of Recluce

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