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Synonyms for housewife

a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income

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He repeated his request, with which the housewife flatly refused to comply.
This was heavy news for me, and I began now to see an end of my prosperity, and to see also that it was very well I had played to good housewife, and secured or saved something while he was alive, for that now I had no view of my own living before me.
Indeed the worthy housewife was of such a capricious nature, that she not only attained a higher pitch of genius than Macbeth, in respect of her ability to be wise, amazed, temperate and furious, loyal and neutral in an instant, but would sometimes ring the changes backwards and forwards on all possible moods and flights in one short quarter of an hour; performing, as it were, a kind of triple bob major on the peal of instruments in the female belfry, with a skilfulness and rapidity of execution that astonished all who heard her.
And having made this marginal note, would try the Housewife again, with all her dimples screwed into an expression of profound research.
There was likewise a coolness on the part of the British Housewife, which Mrs John Rokesmith found highly exasperating.
Her letter folded, sealed, and directed, and her pen wiped, and her middle finger wiped, and her desk locked up and put away, and these transactions performed with an air of severe business sedateness, which the Complete British Housewife might have assumed, and certainly would not have rounded off and broken down in with a musical laugh, as Bella did: she placed her husband in his chair, and placed herself upon her stool.
The Emirati housewife was accused of forging a document which she claimed was issued from the Ajman Sharia Court.
In fact, I would have remained unaware of the anniversary entirely, had I not happened to read an online Telegraph article by Felicity Capon, "Why is the 1950s housewife making a comeback?
Dubai,June 10 ( ANI ): A British stewardess has been fined 2000 dirhams for calling an Emirati housewife a 'lesbian' in a public place.
We usually live on my husband's salary of SR 2,000 per month and save my salary or send it back home," Cherie, a Filipino housewife, told Arab News.
Sharjah: A housemaid, who worked for a family of nine in Sharjah, allegedly threatened a housewife with a kitchen knife before stealing money and fleeing.
In particular, it points out the rise in the number of women who have shifted their status to housewife.
Talking to Qatar Tribune, an Indian housewife Kanchan, who was selling hand-made purses and dolls, said, "My passion for handicraft dates back to my early youth days.
Image with caption: "Real Housewife of Vancouver - Christina Kiesel (CNW Group/Shaw Media)".