from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A maid-servant; a waiting-woman.


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  • So she stood in the snow at the Greek girl's door, with the frost at sixty below, and parleyed with the waiting-maid for a full five minutes.

    Jack London Play:The Scorn of Women

  • Another, Lucy Parr, the second waiting-maid, has only been in my service a few months.

    Sole Music

  • They will follow up such and such a man or woman for whole days; they will do sentry duty for hours at a time on the corners of the streets, under alley-way doors at night, in cold and rain; they will bribe errand-porters, they will make the drivers of hackney-coaches and lackeys tipsy, buy a waiting-maid, suborn a porter.

    Les Miserables

  • She was attended by a waiting-maid with a lantern, by means of which she examined the party on the outside, as closely as the imperfect light, and the spars of the newly-erected gate, would permit.


  • “Say to my Lady, that I will directly wait on her,” answered the page; and returning into his apartment, he once more locked the door in the face of the waiting-maid.

    The Abbot

  • “Heard mortal ears the like of this!” said the waiting-maid, with her hands expanded and her eyes turned up to heaven;

    The Abbot

  • “Marry, open the door, and you shall hear,” answered the waiting-maid.

    The Abbot

  • “Well, master Roland,” said the waiting-maid, “I must tell my mistress, that if she would have an answer, she must either come herself, or send those on errand to you who can beat the door down.”

    The Abbot

  • The old woman turned short around on the officious waiting-maid.

    The Abbot

  • The hairdresser having done, a waiting-maid came and held counsel with her as to the dress in which Roger would like best to see her.

    A Second Home


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