washwoman

NOUN
  1. a working woman who takes in washing
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How To Use washwoman In A Sentence

  • Jagang didn't want her slipping out of their snare by hiding in crowds of people, or escaping by pretending to be a lowly washwoman. The Pillars of Creation
  • He was grinning like a washwoman standing at a fence with basket full of dirty gossip. Men Don't Leave Me
  • Her washwoman's family consisted of four children, and a husband who blew in gaily once in a while when in need of funds, or when recovering from a protracted spree, which made a few days 'nursing very welcome. In Times Like These
  • “He looked just like a nigra washwoman bent over in the row.” The Convict and Other Stories
  • Our old washwoman Saunders and three children have gone through this visitation successfully, and being so near us we have used some caution. — Letter 305
  • If this old washwoman of a candidate is all the GOP can offer as fresh, then I guess they'll need more lanterns and flares to find their way out of the wilderness. The GOP's fresh face from Minnesota
  • When she found him a washwoman, who came to the house one day a week and boiled laundry in the cellar, Trudi and Robert watched while the woman built a fire beneath the huge kettle, which was set into bricks, and stirred the soapy liquid with a wooden paddle. Stones from the River
  • washwoman" instead of the "laundress," and, as did her father, called the man who took care of the grounds, ran the furnace, and drove the The Squirrel-Cage
  • Jacko shouted for help -- to the brass directing traffic, to the washwoman kneeling on marble steps, to the costermonger polishing her apples -- but his shouts wisped in the wind and were lost. Asimov's Science Fiction
  • No one will be told that the government does not take this money and keep it for the old age or for the needy day of the washwoman, but spends it as fast as it comes in for battleships, cooling systems, salaries, mileage of congressmen and all the miscellaneous expense of government. Broke
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