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Back on the wards, there were dressings to change, patients to feed, and stoves to be stoked and blackleaded. For her, as for the other volunteers, few of whom had been used to hard labour of any kind, the suffering and stoicism of the French soldiers inspired total commitment.
Returning home from Minton's Staffordshire Potteries works one day, to his horror, he found that his maid had blackleaded the fireplace.
Presumably the overworked lasses that carried up the coal buckets and blackleaded the grates didn't always smell daisy-fresh.