What does the word sempstress mean?

Usage examples for sempstress

  1. But the young sempstress, instead of entering, drew back into the dark passage, and said, with a voice of anxiety: " Agricola, it is an hour since broad day, and you have not yet departed! – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue
  2. Her dresses had all been made by the mantua- maker, and her fine sewing by the family sempstress. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  3. The most careful inquiry has failed to reveal any one who would have been both willing and able to do so, except the sempstress, and as both mistress and maid disappeared almost simultaneously, one's first impulse is to take it for granted that Prentice was her Ladyship's accomplice. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent