cleaning lady

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cleaning lady a human female employed to do housework "the char will clean the carpet","I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write"
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Usage

In literature:

It's just as well not to think of old age when all the idea brings up is a vision of a nice, clean Old Ladies' Home.
"The Rose Garden Husband" by Margaret Widdemer
Lady Clanranald's six good shirts had long since disappeared; it was as much as he could do to have a clean shirt once a fortnight.
"The True Story Book"
Every thing is perfectly clean inside, swept and scrubbed continually by the poor ladies, and they are real ladies, Mary.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
He cleaned his legs and went back to the old lady.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
The Lady went with me across the crowded quadrangle into the cool, clean, quiet German Church of the Redeemer.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
These were all neat and clean in appearance, and waited upon the lady as though she were a princess.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
But I think that young lady crept out and saw him cleaning his pistol.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
When a girl's a young lady she's got to have a good supply of fresh skirts and clean shirt-waists.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
I had a longing for fragrant soap, snowy white linen, fresh-complexioned ladies and clean-shaven, well-groomed men.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
The farmer and I carried the ladies' hand-luggage upstairs into a mysterious dim region, where all was clean and cold.
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
All coats, vests, trousers, overcoats, ladies' jackets, coats, waists, and all kinds of skirts should be cleaned by this same method.
"The Copeland Method" by Vanness Copeland
For he was just as polite to the poor woman that came to clean their paint as he was to any fine lady.
"The William Henry Letters" by Abby Morton Diaz
You'll be wanting to marry some day, sir, and there's nothing goes further with the ladies than seeing a man clean-shaved.
"King of the Castle" by George Manville Fenn
The clean-up that day was twenty-nine thousand dollars, and each lady of the party was presented with a gold nugget by Mrs. Johnson.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
She was not a very cleanly-looking lady, nor had she the softest of voices.
"A Hero of Romance" by Richard Marsh
Fancy going to these clean and prim old ladies in such a plight!
"My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands" by George Francis Train
From the Colonel his eye strayed to a youth who stood by Lady Oxford's chair, and the sight of him clean took Wogan's breath away.
"Parson Kelly" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
The weather was getting warmer, and it is not easy for even little ladies to keep their hands quite spotlessly clean.
"Nurse Heatherdale's Story" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
When one of the ladies goes, it is a job to get another, so many poor creatures are after the charing and cleaning.
"Workhouse Characters" by Margaret Wynne Nevinson
The lady was willing, and I was soon sitting in a chair at a clean table with a clean table-cloth and clean dishes on it.
"Diary of an Enlisted Man" by Lawrence Van Alstyne
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In poetry:

"O has he taen a bonny bride,
An has he clean forgotten me?"
An sighing said that gay lady,
"I wish I were in my ain country!"
"Young Bicham" by Andrew Lang
Who pipes upon the long green hill,
Where meadow grass is deep?
The white lamb bleats but followeth on—
Follow the clean white sheep.
The dear white lady in yon high tower,
She hearkeneth in her sleep.
"The Shepherd Lady" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Lady Gaga is coming clean about her body image issues.
"Marie Louise told me that it would not be appropriate for the manager of Baba 's airline to be with a cleaning lady," she recalls.
Illusionist Derren Brown's cleaning lady is jailed.
Later, it discovered, those budgets were replaced by one for a cleaning lady.
For almost two hours, a trio of retired ladies cleaned up an area that is landscaped with flowers.
'Sex and the City' Ladies Clean Up at Razzies.
Illusionist Derren Brown's cleaning lady is jailed.
Cleaning lady Deloris Lease of Steubenville, Ohio, takes a cigarette break while she cleans up an old Hardy's fast food building to get it ready to be used as a new call center in downtown, Steubenville, Ohio, Saturday, October 27, 2012.
So for spring, we're going for a look that features a clean silhouette with minimal hardware and no discernible logo (ladies, we're not luxury-brand billboards).
When one died, got out, or was inadvertently sucked into the vacuum by the cleaning lady, we'd go back to the pet shop and get another one.
Jennifer Lopez is refuting reports that she got a maid fired from her hotel job after the cleaning lady requested an autograph, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
The cleaning lady put the toilet paper in upside-down.
The ladies pride themselves on selling only clean affordable items.
Spring cleaning in the garden, for the Lemon Verbena Lady, begins by examining some of her favorite.
There is nothing I don't love about a striped pattern – it's clean, it's playful, it can be edgy or preppy and let's face it, the nautical stripes vibe just makes me feel one step closer to owning a boat (can you blame a lady for dreaming?
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