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Synonyms for housework

the work of cleaning and running a house


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Her mother bore Tess no ill-will for leaving the housework to her single-handed efforts for so long; indeed, Joan seldom upbraided her thereon at any time, feeling but slightly the lack of Tess's assistance whilst her instinctive plan for relieving herself of her labours lay in postponing them.
as she jumped down with her bundles, while he reflected, looking over her slight person: "She don't look much on housework, but she ain't a fretter, anyhow.
Stroeve did all the housework herself; and while Dirk painted bad pictures, she went marketing, cooked the luncheon, sewed, occupied herself like a busy ant all the day; and in the evening sat in the studio, sewing again, while Dirk played music which I am sure was far beyond her comprehension.
This was the stupid lout who waited at table and did most of the housework.
He was a good man, and worked in the field as hard as he could; and Aunt Em did all the housework, with Dorothy's help.
I'm glad you have decided to come back and restore order, for doing housework and minding the children is wearing out the strength of every man in the Emerald City.
But first I will tell you that for many years I have longed for a servant to help me with the housework and to cook the meals and wash the dishes.
When her hands were not hard from the endless housework, they were swollen and red like boiled beef, what of the washing.
A stupid old woman was discovered who did the housework at the palace, arriving in the morning and going away again at night.
For they were very poor, and Jane, who before her marriage had no knowledge of housekeeping, found herself obliged to cook and do much of the housework herself.
In less than a week Old Tarwater was up and limping about the housework of the cabin, cooking and dish-washing for the five men of the creek.
Parsons' wives have to do the housework and cooking themselves, and are thus not only cooks and housemaids, but if they have children-- and they always do have children--they are head and under nurse as well; and besides these trifling duties have a good deal to do with their fruit and vegetable garden, and everything to do with their poultry.
Oh, I don't know much about it, it's some clockwork invention for doing all the housework by machinery.
Doc Hentley'll come every day, an' Mary'll come in an' do the housework, an' take care of you an' all that, just as you'll do for her if she ever needs it.
Elizabeth did the cooking and Claude Nutcombe the housework.