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synonyms for housewives

  • homemaker
  • family manager
  • home economist
  • home engineer
  • lady of the house
  • mistress of the house
  • wife and mother
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Shopkeepers ran out of their shops, housewives craned over their balconies to listen to him.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
At last the repast was spread, the table still standing against the wall, as is the custom among mountain housewives.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
And then come the small buyers, the neat servants, the stout housewives, all with their baskets or string bags.
A WANDERER IN PARISE. V. LUCAS
The merchants were packing up their goods; housewives were secreting their silver; everywhere there was a hurly-burly.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
And after the manner of good housewives she then inquired when and where I had last eaten.
DROSSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
These things are not liked by the various small insects which annoy housewives.
THE LIBRARY OF WORK AND PLAY: HOUSEKEEPINGELIZABETH HALE GILMAN
Many housewives may object to this proposition inasmuch as the work in a home can not be suspended even for a day.
WANTED, A YOUNG WOMAN TO DO HOUSEWORKC. HELENE BARKER
Why do all housewives persistently disregard the right of the household employee to have legal holidays?
WANTED, A YOUNG WOMAN TO DO HOUSEWORKC. HELENE BARKER
The housewives came in search of me from every point of the compass and with tears in their eyes explained the situation.
MORE HUNTING WASPSJ. HENRI FABRE
Sanitation is poor, but the women coming from the South, in the opinion of a reputable physician of the city, are good housewives.
NEGRO MIGRATION DURING THE WAREMMETT J. SCOTT
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