laundress


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Synonyms for laundress

a working woman who takes in washing

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"Indeed," said Louise, "I admire you, and I could almost say respect you." The laundress looked on in astonishment, but as she had been promised twenty louis, she made no remark.
It seems they had come in the carriage with their reverend relative, and had been conducting a rummaging scrutiny of the room upstairs, while he transacted business with the housekeeper, questioned the laundress, and lectured the superintendent.
Pickwick, half aside to Sam, 'it's a curious circumstance, Sam, that they call the old women in these inns, laundresses. I wonder what's that for?'
Lastly, as he had not yet been seen by the laundress or her niece, he was to keep himself out of their view until his change of dress was made.
All that she could tell she told most gladly, but the all was little for one who had been there, and unsatisfactory for such an enquirer as Mrs Smith, who had already heard, through the short cut of a laundress and a waiter, rather more of the general success and produce of the evening than Anne could relate, and who now asked in vain for several particulars of the company.
"I am going out into the world, Katia; perhaps I shall be a laundress. I don't know.
"Pauline Dubourg, laundress, deposes that she has known both the deceased for three years, having washed for them during that period.
There was a great uproar of laundresses; they screamed, and talked, and sang from morning till night along the beach, and beat a great deal of linen there, just as in our day.
"Cabling today, our Vancouver correspondent reports a sensational development in the six-months-old mystery of the murder of Janet Smith, the Perth laundress, who was found dead at her master's house," it read.
She then worked as a laundress at a lower pay, until she decided to change her name to Mary Brown and resume cooking.
Inspired, Henri comes up with a new business scheme that aims to revive the can-can, featuring a new dancer, Nini, a laundress he meets by chance.
A peasant born into serfdom, Agnes is separated from her family and forced into servitude as a laundress's apprentice when she is only ten years old.
The laundress later told the Inquirer she could not thank the two police officers enough.
Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd, founders of The Laundress, ask, "What is one of the most surprisingly difficult tasks/achievement/obstacles you faced?" As with any rapidly growing company, you're faced with tons of challenges daily, and it's really up to you to move through them in the most positive and effective way possible.