Lady of the House


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Lady of the House

A woman who manages a household while her husband or partner earns the family income. In marketing, household products may be targeted to ladies of the house.
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I am the lady of the house at present," said the stranger, with a whimsical smile.
I accordingly informed the Indian that the lady of the house was out; and I warned him and his party off the premises.
Besides tea and coffee, cheese, honey, butter, pan-cakes of various kinds (the lady of the house loved these best), cutlets, and so on, there was generally strong beef soup, and other substantial delicacies.
His brief parting interview with the lady of the house was not of a nature to be rashly related.
Once, in his fifth year, when a servant had spilled an urn of hot coffee over his legs, he replied to the distressed inquiries of the lady of the house, 'Thank you, madam, the agony is abated.
At length, however, he withdrew, and went to the lady of the house, apparently for the purpose of asking an introduction to me, for, shortly after, they both came up, and she introduced him as Mr.
The lady of the house, gazing absently at the Assistant Commissioner, left alone with her on the private side of the screen, seemed to be rearranging her mental impressions behind her thoughtful immobility of a handsome old face.
Mann, the good lady of the house, was unexpectedly startled by the apparition of Mr.
I wouldn't be guilty of the audacious insolence of keeping a lady of the house waiting all this time for any earthly consideration.
The lady of the house looked round at the servant who was waiting, and said, "Tell the children to come in.
I shall certainly persuade Mr Borum to take a private box,' said the lady of the house, after a most gracious reception.
Photos were posted on the maid's Facebook account without our consent," said the Emirati lady of the house.