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  • noun skill in domestic management.

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  • noun skill in domestic management


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  • A gulf lay between the spartan domestic housecraft of the Paston women and the refined tastes of the Elizabethan Court ladies, who, grown old, says Harrison, spent their time reading histories, or

    The Common Reader 1925

  • The housecraft of prison, as one watched it day by day, pressed one's thoughts on to the subject.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences 1914

  • Shops and factories have greatly reduced the supply of servants, and of these so many specialize as cooks, waitresses, and nurses that we really have a very small choice when seeking an all-round maid -- one who has some knowledge and experience of the different branches of housecraft.

    The Complete Home Oliver R. [Contributor] Williamson 1907


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