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Synonyms for workwoman

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As Charity struggles to make lace during her library shift, the narrative notes that "[s]he was not an expert workwoman, and it had taken her many weeks to make the half-yard of narrow lace.
The dictatorship of the proletariat should not be spoken of simply as a current well-learnt formula; it must be propagated in such a way that its necessity for each rank and file workman, workwoman, soldier, or peasant should follow from every day facts, systematically recorded by our press day by day.
She was a good governess, minded her duty very particularly and never spake but the truth, She was likewise very neat and clean both in her person and dress, was a remarkably nice workwoman and was very anxious for our going on well, walked out with us in all weathers when Mama wished us and gave us all the little comforts she could think of.
Just as paternalism could be a tool of oppression (as labor historians well know), so too could maternalism; affectionate relations between proprietor and workwoman, between "Madame" and her "girls," often accompanied brutally exploitative conditions.
12) A "real" (that is to say, a biological and emotional) liaison between a young squire and a young workwoman has the "capability of rolling to great lengths," indeed--in fact, the very consequences the novel goes on to trace: pregnancy and death, incarceration and exile.