sempstress

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Synonyms for sempstress

someone who makes or mends dresses

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2) Incorporating the platform logic of women's rights and antislavery activists like Angelina Grimke and Abigail Kelley Foster,(3) Fuller tersely observed that "those who think the physical circumstances of woman would make a part in the affairs of national government unsuitable, are by no means those who think it impossible for the negresses to endure field work, even during pregnancy, or the sempstresses to go through their killing labors" (W24).
Let our wives undertake the case of the remnant of the poor sempstresses,--the last, we hope, of their sort.