milkmaid

Definitions

  • Man and milkmaid
    Man and milkmaid
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n milkmaid a woman who works in a dairy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Milkmaid A woman who milks cows or is employed in the dairy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n milkmaid A woman who milks cows or is employed in a dairy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Milkmaid a woman who milks: a dairymaid
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. meolc, milk; Ger. milch, milk.

Usage

In literature:

But could a chorus of milkmaids to satisfy New York or Paris be recruited outside New York or Paris?
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
The sect-mark should be made with Gopichandan or the milkmaid's sandalwood.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Alas for the poor little milkmaid!
"Golden Moments" by Anonymous
Then you come here and call a strange boy a milkmaid!
"The Hoosier School-boy" by Edward Eggleston
She is the milkmaid of the country.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873" by Various
From rustic bridegroom oft he takes the ring, And hears the milkmaid plaintive ballads sing.
"The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850" by Albert Smyth
A milkmaid turned her pail upside down and hid in it.
"Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens" by J. M. Barrie
A milkmaid turned her pail upside down and hid in it.
"Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens" by J. M. Barrie
The rest were the milkmaids of the legend.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
This installation is quite luxurious compared with that of a milkmaid's or a stablemaid's surroundings sixty or seventy years ago.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
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In poetry:

Hark to yonder milkmaid singing
Cheerly o'er the brimming pail,
Cowslips all around her springing
Sweetly paint the golden vale.
"The Princess Elizabeth, when a prisoner at Woodstock, 1554" by William Shenstone
You were lucky at finding things not lost
As a milkmaid milks with pliers
Your mothers nurse your baby
If you can't use Dunlop tyres.
"Devil May Not Care" by Billy Bennett
Our milk should all come from the sea,
But who, I ask, would want to be—
And here the proposition fails—
The milkmaid to a herd of Whales?
"The Whale" by Ellis Parker Butler
Hundreds of milkmaids by field and fold;
Thousands of buttercups licked with gold;
Budding hedges and woods and trees -
Spring brings freedom and life to these.
"The Champion" by Edith Nesbit
Quiet and calm without a fear,
Of danger darkly lurking near,
The weary laborer left his plough,
The milkmaid carolled by her cow;
From cottage door and household hearth
Rose songs of praise, or tones of mirth.
"Pentucket" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Trees and bushes were all strangers, the hedges and the lanes,
The steeples and the houses and broad untrodden plains.
I passed the pretty milkmaid with her red and rosy face;
I knew not where I met her, I was strange to the place.
"The Sailor-Boy" by John Clare

In news:

Boardwalk Empire' Previews "The Milkmaid's Lot": Gyp Rosetti Takes Over.
When we saw the milkmaid -meets-Princess Leia braids Diane Kruger wore to a Paris Christmas lighting ceremony (above), we were a little perplexed.
Boardwalk Empire' Previews "The Milkmaid 's Lot": Gyp Rosetti Takes Over.
'Boardwalk Empire' recap, 'The Milkmaid 's Lot'.
Description The classic milkmaid braid gets a stylish update in this how-to.
But we were particularly enamored with Deborah Ann Woll's and Jennifer Morrison's milkmaid braids.
Milkmaid Norman Rockwell July 25, 1931.
ESSENTIALLY two plaits of hair haloing the head, the milkmaid braid is a sweet, romantic new "undo" for this fall.
A new exhibit recasts the enduring appeal of the Dutch master's "Milkmaid.".
Vermeer 's Masterpiece "The Milkmaid".
Boardwalk Empire' Previews "The Milkmaid's Lot": Gyp Rosetti Takes Over.
The result is a smart milk container called MilkMaid.
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