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

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When school hours were over, he was even the companion and playmate of the larger boys; and on holiday afternoons would convoy some of the smaller ones home, who happened to have pretty sisters, or good housewives for mothers, noted for the comforts of the cupboard.
A stately squadron of snowy geese were riding in an adjoining pond, convoying whole fleets of ducks; regiments of turkeys were gobbling through the farmyard, and Guinea fowls fretting about it, like ill-tempered housewives, with their peevish, discontented cry.
the housewives had given square meals in exchange for it.
Happy, well-fed children were playing games, and stout housewives sat on the front steps gossiping.
The Aged Man was about to speak further, but the meeting informally adjourned in order to sweep the floor of the temple - for the men of Gakwak are the tidiest housewives in all that province.
Indeed, if by virtue these writers mean the exercise of those cardinal virtues, which like good housewives stay at home, and mind only the business of their own family, I shall very readily concede the point; for so surely do all these contribute and lead to happiness, that I could almost wish, in violation of all the antient and modern sages, to call them rather by the name of wisdom, than by that of virtue; for, with regard to this life, no system, I conceive, was ever wiser than that of the antient Epicureans, who held this wisdom to constitute the chief good; nor foolisher than that of their opposites, those modern epicures, who place all felicity in the abundant gratification of every sensual appetite.
From the street came the noise of children playing in the summer night, and from the steps of the house next door the low voices of gossiping housewives.
A lodge was yielded to the exclusive possession of Inez and Ellen; and even Paul, when he saw an armed sentinel in the uniform of the States, pacing before its entrance, was content to stray among the dwellings of the "Red-skins," prying with but little reserve into their domestic economy, commenting sometimes jocularly, sometimes gravely, and always freely, on their different expedients, or endeavouring to make the wondering housewives comprehend his quaint explanations of what he conceived to be the better customs of the whites.
In one of these streets, the cleanest of them all, and on the shady side of the way--for good housewives know that sunlight damages their cherished furniture, and so choose the shade rather than its intrusive glare--there stood the house with which we have to deal.
The Real Housewives of Melbourne'' is the first international version of the show that's been exported to the U.
My TV guilty pleasure is The Real Housewives The Real Housewives series.
The Real Housewives of Melbourne" has added two more faces to the hit Foxtel reality show.
Even though the 1950s housewives wore girdles, they probably didn't need to.
Only then would housewives not feel the need to help their spouses make ends meet," she said.
THE eighth and final season of Desperate Housewives is out to buy on DVD tomorrow and I have 10 copies to give away (each worth PS25).