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  • n  a working woman who takes in washing

  • As a matter of course, an American household was staffed by five competent servantshouseboy, cook, maid, yardboy and laundress.
  • She is a young laundress (resolutely played by Simone Simon) in a coachload of bourgeois and their wivesnatural-born snobs, cowards, ingrates, sycophants and collaborationists .
  • But, he typically added, one Paris laundress with bare arms "is worth it all for such a pronounced Parisian as I am.
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  • Learning an old trade
    Volunteer laundress Joyce Evans gives pointers on her trade to young visitors to Fort Laramie National Historic Site on the Fourth of July. From left are Jordan and Alexis Matthews of Torrington, Wyo.
    July 5, 2013 - Scottsbluff Star-Herald

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