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  • n. The female equivalent 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.

    Ah, the delightful misogyny.

  • 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.

    Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights

  • 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."

    Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights


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