parlourmaid


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parlourmaid

(ˈpɑːləmeɪd)
n
a female servant in a private home who serves at the table, keeps the house clean and answers the door to guests
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Noun1.parlourmaid - a maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door
housemaid, maid, maidservant, amah - a female domestic
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parlourmaid

parlormaid (US) [ˈpɑːləmeɪd] Ncamarera f
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References in classic literature ?
A parlourmaid entered with tea, a few minutes later, and Granet moved to his hostess' side upon the sofa.
Suppose one lady says to another in a country house, `Is anybody staying with you?' the lady doesn't answer `Yes; the butler, the three footmen, the parlourmaid, and so on,' though the parlourmaid may be in the room, or the butler behind her chair.
"What should there be?" Then catching sight of Dorcas, the parlourmaid, going into the dining-room, she called to her to bring some stamps into the boudoir.
I know that you've got a parlourmaid called Milton.
The parlourmaid managed to whisper to her without attracting attention.
Poppy is a parlourmaid, who is sweet on the younger son of Airey House: Freddie de Vere.
Jean Marsh, who created Upstairs Downstairs 40 years ago, returns as Rose, who has risen through the ranks from parlourmaid to housekeeper.
Marsh does, however, return as former parlourmaid Rose Buck, who is charged with finding new staff.
With the help of former parlourmaid Rose Buck, they launch a new whole new era for the sumptuous home at the heart of Upstairs Downstairs.
former student of Higgins Parlourmaid in Mrs Higgins' house Pickering Act IV pp100-114, Higgins A nice short stretch, 14pp Pickering which could be Eliza combined with Act V if Freddy you're pushing on to Bit parts: Constable, the end.
Although they weren't hugely rich, shipping money in the background enabled them to employ a gardener, cook, parlourmaid and a succession of nurse/nannies, among whom were Bella, Hilda, May and Norma.