dairymaid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dairymaid a woman who works in a dairy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dairymaid A female servant whose business is the care of the dairy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dairymaid A female servant whose business is to milk cows and work in the dairy.
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Usage

In literature:

The dairymaid in her excitement left the cows untied, and one of them broke the leg of a colt.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
My father is an old shepherd and my mother a dairymaid.
"Stories from the Ballads" by Mary MacGregor
Not one, from the dairymaid to the duchess!
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
I am partial to dairymaids myself!
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
Betty, our dairymaid, is to throw gravel up at the window at four o'clock.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
That done, he has to clean up the court and help the dairymaid put the heavier articles in place; then another quart of beer, and away home.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
No air; no breeding; mere dairymaid's beauty.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
The dairymaid is busy milking, and won't see us, and I don't suppose it matters if she does.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
The dairymaid paid a great many visits to the dairy, and other maids might be seen hurrying in all directions.
"What the Blackbird said" by Mrs. Frederick Locker
Dairymaids need neither history nor geography; they can even do without grammar.
"The Curse of Education" by Harold E. Gorst
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In poetry:

Throughout the world they do extol
The fame of our town Ingersoll,
The capital of dairyland,
To-night it seems like fairy land,
The youth and beauty here arrayed,
So sweet and neat each dairymaid.
"Lines Read at a Dairymaids' Social, 1887" by James McIntyre
And worthy of a poet's theme,
Sweet and smooth flows milk and cream,
For song or glee what is fitter
In this land of cheese and butter,
But no young man should be afraid
To court a pretty dairymaid.
"Lines Read at a Dairymaids' Social, 1887" by James McIntyre
And far abroad he should not roam
But find a charmer here at home,
Find some one now your heart to chear,
Thus celebrate the jubilee year,
Remember long this ladies' aid
And each bewitching dairymaid.
"Lines Read at a Dairymaids' Social, 1887" by James McIntyre