tirewoman

tirewoman

(ˈtaɪəˌwʊmən)
n, pl -women
(Professions) an obsolete term for lady's maid
[C17: see tire3]
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I desired for my poor lost spirit the measured maximum of the fatal experience: the thing became, in a word, to my imagination, the obscure tragedy of the 'intelligent' butler present at rare table-talk, rather than of the more effaced tirewoman; with which of course was involved a corresponding change from mistress to master.