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Definitions of Needlewomen

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Usage examples for Needlewomen

  1. I want likewise to find some needlewomen willing to work in the lady's room, because she requires everything to be made very rapidly." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. My sempstress, who had procured some young needlewomen to sew my shirts, had expected that I would fall in love with one and not with all, but my amorous zeal overstepped her hopes, and all the pretty ones had their turn; they were all well satisfied with me, and the sempstress was rewarded for her good offices. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. She belonged to the old- fashioned order of needlewomen. – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  4. As a rule, these are for the lower ranks of needlewomen, but necessity will compel something more definite in form for the two classes we have been considering, as well as for those below them, and the time approaches when this will be plain to the workers themselves, and some positive action take the place of the present dumb acceptance of whatever comes. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  5. For her the journals began to describe the dresses already prepared, for her a staff of tailors, dressmakers, needlewomen and jewellers were working; she would have on her contract the same signature as a princess of the blood, who would be a princess herself and related to one of the most glorious aristocracies in the world. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  6. The descent to these is a gradual one, and most often the women who are found in them have known more than one occupation, and have been, in the beginning at least, needlewomen of greater or less degree of skill. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  7. It is beyond the needlewomen of the present day to imitate these old Samplers. – Chats on Old Lace and Needlework by Emily Leigh Lowes
  8. The sewing- machine, hailed as a blessing, has proved a curse to the poor; for it takes away profits from needlewomen, while employers testify that women who use this machine for steady work, in two years or less become hopelessly diseased and can rear no children. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  9. She desired me to give her an account of my life on the island, and I did so, but allowed my pretty needlewomen to remain under a veil, for I had already learnt that in this world the truth must often remain untold. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  10. Like the needlewomen, the diet of the majority is meagre and poor to a degree. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  11. Upon that he raised the flag high in one hand, let it balloon to the wind, made a sign of refusal, and all at once poured out a flood of speech- pledges to Anna and her fellow- needlewomen- charges to his men- hopes for the cherished cause- words so natural and unadorned, so practical and soldier- like, and yet so swift, that not a breath was drawn till he had ended. – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
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