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  • THE health of Lucy Ashton soon required the assistance of a person more skilful in the office of a sick-nurse than the female domestics of the family.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Vaux, in his character of sick-nurse, compelled his royal master to replace himself in the couch, and covered his sinewy arm, neck, and shoulders with the care which a mother bestows upon an impatient child.

    The Talisman

  • Simson, the first in the race, carried as a prize the situation of sick-nurse beside the delicate patient; that Peg Thomson was permitted the privilege of recommending her good-daughter, Bet Jamieson, to be wet-nurse; and an oe, or grandchild, of Luckie Jaup was hired to assist in the increased drudgery of the family; the Doctor thus, like a practised minister, dividing among his trusty adherents such good things as fortune placed at his disposal.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • Canalis may be distinguished from Lamartine, chief of the angelic school, by a wheedling tone like that of a sick-nurse, a treacherous sweetness, and a delightful correctness of diction.

    Modeste Mignon

  • Himself, he was tired playing sick-nurse and was off down the Forty Foot.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Isabelle, who saw him only from a distance and who had kept ever-present the picture of their youth, would become a sick-nurse at the same time as she became his wife, and she would know only the infirmities of a worn-out body.

    Maigret in Society

  • He had been for seventeen years resident in different cloisters of his order, as sick-nurse, alms gatherer, student, and physician, and knew the conventual life out and out.

    Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal

  • In each case it must be decided whether it is best for the child to be nursed by his mother and his own nurse, or by a sick-nurse.

    The Nervous Child

  • Sometimes days may elapse before the sick-nurse who is installed to take the place of the child's usual attendant is able to approach the cot or do any service to the child without provoking a paroxysm of screaming.

    The Nervous Child

  • God seems the sick-nurse -- at least in that part of the country, under those circumstances.

    Balcony Stories


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