huswife


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huswife

(ˈhʌsɪf)
n
(Military) another name for housewife2
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I was sure it could not be far off; but I had put my huswife upon it, you see, without being aware, and so it was quite hid, but I had it in my hand so very lately that I was almost sure it must be on the table.
And for my part, I was all in a fright for fear your sister should ask us for the huswifes she had gave us a day or two before; but, however, nothing was said about them, and I took care to keep mine out of sight.
Some studies have interpreted these changes in the household as leading to the emergence of a new phenomenon and have coined terms like huswife or houseband to describe the husband's situation (Lan, 2006).