femme de chambre


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femme de chambre

(fam də ʃɑ̃brə)
n, pl femmes de chambre (fam də ʃɑ̃brə)
1. a chambermaid
2. rare a personal maid
[C18: woman of the bedroom]
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There were a few among us who spoke of the Duchesse de Berri as our future mistress; but the notion prevailed that we should so soon pass into the hands of a femme de chambre, as to render the selection little desirable.
{Duchesse de Berri = Marie Caroline (1798-1870), wife of Charles Ferdinand of Artois, Duke of Berry, second son of King Charles X; femme de chambre = lady's maid}
"And now," Lucille said, coming out from her little bed-chamber which the femme de chambre was busy preparing, "suppose you tell me where we are going."
They wear old brown cloaks--so the femme de chambre told me--that you wouldn't use for a horse blanket.
Kenneth Thompson, l'avocat qui avait defendu dans l'affaire DSK la femme de chambre Nafissatou Diallo, est mort, dimanche 9 octobre 2016, a New York.
Selon le delegue regional du Tourisme, la femme de chambre qui a decouvert la depouille mardi soir, a ete transportee dans un etat de choc a l'hopital Tahar Sfar de Mahdia apres avoir perdu connaissance.
Les charges penales contre DSK, accuse d'agression sexuelle par Nafissatou Diallo, femme de chambre a l'hotel Sofitel de New York, ont ete abandonnees, alors que la procedure civile se poursuit.
The docile "femme de chambre" with whom Pangloss has his way is described in terms which suggest that she is not free with her favours.
The body was discovered by an understandably upset and perplexed femme de chambre.
Puis, Sinndar frappe pour le post de victoire, avec Monsieur Murtagh scrubbing comme un fou femme de chambre.
Le Journal d'une femme de chambre evokes a somewhat contradictory commentary from the critic, with the chambermaid Celestine herself being described as 'Mirbeau's most fully realised fictional creation', but with the novel as a whole being seen as the first in a series of works 'which abandon [...] realistic characterisation' (p.
The Cairo festival jury was enamored with a Titanic picture and no, it wasn't the $200 million Hollywood epic, but the French-Spanish-Italian co-prod "La Femme de Chambre du Titanic" (The Chambermaid and the Titanic).