from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wife of a squire.
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Hogglestock with a Lady Lufton, or with any substitute in the shape of lord or lady, squire or squiress.
She was a tall, sturdily built woman of the out-of-door, squiress type.
The door opened, a quick, decisive step approached down the hall, and, closely following the announcing maid, Mrs. Grey, the local squiress, entered the room.
Yes, she saw the life very distinctly, now; that of the former Mrs. Digbys -- that of cheerful squiress and wise helpmate.
'What! be squiress and Lady Bountiful; doctor old women, and lecture school-children?
Lufton, or with any substitute in the shape of lord or lady, squire or squiress.