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- noun The
femaleequivalent of a yeoman.
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Suddenly they're just another target for trash-talking, no matter what their previous efforts for The Cause have been and in Francis' case, they were of yeowoman proportions.
From the humblest yeowoman upward to the secretary of the navy, through the bureaus and their chiefs, all were animated by the same spirit of energy, of foresight, and determination to place the fleet on the highest basis of efficiency and strength.
They are all cool, clear-headed and well-poised, evincing at all times, in the language of a white chief yeowoman: "A tidiness and appropriate demeanor both on and off duty which the girls of the white race might do well to emulate."