The chairwoman of most of the committees was the Baroness Contaletto.
"Silence, if you please, for the Chairwoman," said Miss Gilchrist.
Ruth was sent for and questioned by Miss Mackenzie, our chairwoman.
She turned from her responsive audience to the chairwoman, who handed her a yellow envelope.
When they were all seated round the table Miss Mackenzie, who was chairwoman, took out the agenda and read its contents aloud.
She greeted her chairwoman somewhat tremulously, and then faced her audience.