from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a maidservant who dresses and waits upon a lady.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female attendant upon a lady.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a maid who is a lady's personal attendant
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Thus we see that Lord Byron's statements are directly opposed to those of his family in relation to his father; directly against Murray's accounts, and his own admission to Murray; directly against the statement of the lady's maid as to her position in the journey; directly against Mrs. Leigh's as to Mrs. Clermont, and against Lady Byron as to her mother.
She not only excelled herself in the scones she made for Miss Macnab's tea, but she would come in the afternoon when she was not "throng" and stand with her hands upon each side of her ample waist and admire the work and add no insignificant part to the conversation, discoursing of her own sister, Miss Jean Brown, that was in a very large way of business in London, having gone there as a lady's maid twenty years before.
The lady's maid herself, Mrs. Mimms, says she was sent before them to Halnaby, and was there to receive them when they alighted.
There were rents in riding-clothes to be mended; even – whisper it – a little laundry work to be done now and then by women, some of them accustomed to the ministrations of a lady's maid at home.