Usage examples for housewife

  1. He never repented his marriage; Bessy was an admirable housewife, and made a shilling go as far as many women would a half- crown. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  2. So also the housewife should, before turning the cows out to grass for the summer, tie a switch of mountain ash with a red worsted thread around the cow's tail. – The South Isles of Aran by Oliver J. Burke
  3. The same, too, may be said of children: one daughter is good and another bad; one idle, another a good housewife; one fair, another ugly; one spiteful, another kind; one unfortunate, another born to good luck, and who being all of one family ought to be of one nature. – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  4. Every housewife knows the value of red cedar chips or red cedar chests in keeping garments safe from moths. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  5. She was still the housewife. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  6. She was a busy housewife and said that was her rule. – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  7. Marjorie, brisk, efficient housewife that she was, had the table set when I came in. – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  8. Moreover, she sometimes brought some dainty or some flowers home, in her delight at proving herself to be so good a housewife. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  9. Did the new housewife talk of a halter because he showed his teeth when her ill- nurtured brat wanted to ride on him? – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  10. The officer's clear, blue eyes sought hers, but she fixed her gaze on the floor, saying: " I am no longer what I was, the young girl has become a housewife." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. The good housewife was already up, and anxiously awaiting the return of her husband and his brother. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  12. Treine, the young housewife, is still awake. – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  13. The housewife returned in time to express her sentiments and a large box to his address as shown in the picture. – Comic History of England by Bill Nye
  14. How to Make Good Coffee When the National Coffee Roasters' Association tells how to make good coffee the housewife is naturally interested, no matter how fervently the family may praise her own brew. – The-Suffrage-Cook-Book by Kleber, L. O., Mrs.
  15. " The duty of a girl like you- good- looking, healthy, active withal and a clever housewife- is in the first place to help her old parents, and in good time to marry and bring up a Christian family of her own. – Maria Chapdelaine A Tale of the Lake St. John Country by Louis Hemon
  16. In September 1818 I brought to the household, still further increased, and now so rich with children and brothers, its housewife, in the person of a lady whom a like love of Nature and of childhood with my own, and a like high and earnest conception of education, as the preparation for a life worthy of man, had drawn towards me. – Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel by Friedrich Froebel
  17. And no one but a thrifty French housewife could have contrived to get that wee round table and little chair into that tiny angle. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  18. The housewife must not be shocked when she hears that the kitchens of our model city, and all the kitchen offices, are immediately beneath these garden roofs; are, in fact, in the upper floor of the house instead of the lower. – Hygeia, a City of Health by Benjamin Ward Richardson