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Definitions of Needlewomen

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  1. I never took a walk without him and two of my body- guard, in order to defend myself against the attacks of a few young men who had a spite against me because they fancied, not without some reason, that my needlewomen their mistresses, had left them on my account. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt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. 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
  3. As every tapestry taken from the loom appears punctured with tiny slits, places left open in the weaving, and as all of these need careful sewing before the tapestry is finished, a corps of needlewomen is a part of a loom's equipment. – The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee
  4. 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 – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  5. For, besides the exquisite quality of the material, there were to be seen, on the edges of the bands and sleeves, the marks of stitches and clinging threads of lace, where the trimming had been torn off, and in one article especially, there were tucks such as you see come from the hands of French needlewomen only. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  6. Like the needlewomen the diet of the majority is meagre and poor to a degree. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  7. 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 – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  8. She is a thin, wasted woman, about thirty years old, I suppose, of more than average intelligence, and one of the best needlewomen I have ever seen. – Windyridge by W. Riley
  9. 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
  10. She belonged to the old- fashioned order of needlewomen – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  11. It is beyond the needlewomen of the present day to imitate these old Samplers. – Chats on Old Lace and Needlework by Emily Leigh Lowes
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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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