washerwoman

Definitions

  • Charles' body is found by the washerwoman
    Charles' body is found by the washerwoman
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n washerwoman a working woman who takes in washing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Washerwoman A woman who washes clothes, especially for hire, or for others.
    • Washerwoman (Zoöl) The pied wagtail; -- so called in allusion to its beating the water with its tail while tripping along the leaves of water plants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n washerwoman A woman who washes clothes for others or for hire.
    • n washerwoman The dishwasher or washdish. a wagtail. See cut under wagtail.
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Usage

In literature:

Tell washerwoman put plenty of tarch in collar.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
They had been to see a poor washerwoman who had five children to support.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The washerwoman was obliged to lean against the bench, to support it.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
My washerwoman, Ellen Blount, is ill, So ill I fear she never will be well.
"The Woman Who Dared" by Epes Sargent
Do you suppose I do not know you are a washerwoman?
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
I have an aunt who is a washerwoman.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
Later, she came to Spartanburg and got a job as a cook and washerwoman.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He glided some distance, and then fell on a washerwoman's barge in the stream, breaking his leg in the fall.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
What did the old washerwoman do?
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
She had gone to see her washerwoman.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
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In news:

Near present-day Fort Mason, Washerwoman's Lagoon sat, well-used by laundry day San Francisans.
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