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CIDE DICTIONARY
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huswife

CIDE DICTIONARY

huswifen. [OE. huswif; hus house + wif wife. Cf. Hussy a housewife, Housewife.].
  •  A female housekeeper; a woman who manages domestic affairs; a thirfty woman.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "The huswife is she that do labor doth fall."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A worthless woman; a hussy.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A case for sewing materials. See Housewife.  Cowper.  [1913 Webster]
huswifev. t. 
     To manage with frugality; -- said of a woman.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]

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