She was sitting on the floor, in front of a basin, starching some things.
The less essential are bluing, starching, and in some cases ironing.
Not for her the intricacies of starching and skillful ironing and fluting.
I mean not the starching and ironing; that takes a woman and a handy one.
On her first coming to town, a woman had been recommended to her for starching, and ...