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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An English country estate marked what would have been the 200th birthday of former prime minister Benjamin Disraeli yesterday with an exhibition of several keepsakes he sent to the lady of the house.
It was customary to pay helpful spirits like the Pwca'r Trwyn with a bowl of cream, or cream and bread, which would be left for it in the kitchen by the maid or lady of the house before retiring for the night.
Nine times out of 10, it's the lady of the house who makes the appointment.
There I vacuumed, cleaned and helped the lady of the house.
Morticia was the lady of the house, and along with husband Gomez looked the most normal of the lot.
She covers enduring narratives, labyrinthine structures: "The Bloody Chamber," beastly subjects: the feline stories, dangerous articulations: "The Erl-King" and "The Snow Child," a desire for death: "The Lady of the House of Love," and erotic infidelities: the wolf trilogy.
One bitter winter's evening when I called I mentioned to the lady of the house my father's observation about east winds.
A BOGUS water board official fled in Ynysybwl when challenged for formal ID by the 82-year-old lady of the house.
Superintendent Fergus Dwyer of Tullamore Garda Station said: "On arrival at the scene officers met with the lady of the house who had superficial injuries and her partner, also in the house were her two children.
According to the lady of the house, Louise Yorke, he was 'non-too sober' and rotated it until the thread ran out.
Roles can, of course, be reversed or even shared but essentially there's domestic bliss for the lady of the house and DIY heaven for 'im outdoors.