housewifery

Part of speech: noun

Housekeeping.

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Usage examples "housewifery":

  1. She attended to a few closing details of housewifery, and a few minutes later they retired for the night. - "Desperate Remedies", Thomas Hardy.
  2. In the lives of most women, of the vast majority, the clatter and clash of housewifery prelude and postlude the spring song of their years. - "The Branding Iron", Katharine Newlin Burt.
  3. Our servants are more or less as we make them, and it is frequently the case that the mistress herself needs a course of instruction before she is capable of rightly instructing her maid- a course which shall embrace not only housewifery, but the cultivation of self- command, patience, wisdom, consideration, and that power which comes only with knowledge. - "The Complete Home", Various.