In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- My grandmother was a nursemaid in high demand with the richest echelons of the London gentry.
- There are a couple of them in the castle - Hugh MacDonald, who was incarcerated in the cellars with a platter of salt beef and an empty water jug, and the hapless nursemaid, who had the misfortune to drop the son and heir from an upstairs window.
- Anne moved closer to Amelia, feeling like a little girl again as she nearly clutched her nursemaid's skirts.
- Here, she's stuck in Westmount, hovering over a nasty, grumpy old husband, making her less of a life partner and more of a nursemaid.
- My nursemaid Nysa used to say I was comely child, but I never thought so.
- Then she looked the young nursemaid straight in the eye.
- The situations were the predictable ones, showing young boys (but sometimes men) seduced by women in a form of authority - governesses, nursemaids, nurses, schoolteachers, stepmothers.
- The care of children was normally the task of parents and the immediate family, but, amongst the wealthy, care was the responsibility of special servants, such as nursemaids or ‘nannies’.
- Elsewhere at Great Taplows life is not what it might seem and young Lord Harry's nursemaid, the beautiful and clever Grace May, has painful choices to make about her future.
- Their offspring were raised by an aunt and a succession of nursemaids.
- An unidentified but obviously affluent family is depicted in a richly appointed interior, while in an adjacent room, through an open door, a nursemaid and two children can be seen.
- Leopold had a sister Dora who was four years older than he was, and the other member of the household was Aleathea Starling who not only was nursemaid to the two young children but also looked after the family home.
- Moreover, a one income family used to have a sort of safety net in the form of Mom, who could drop housework to become a nursemaid, emergency aid worker, or temporary wage earner.
- It makes not Germany but France seem - in choral music as in Gluckian drama - the nursemaid of Classicism.
- As generations of nursemaids have claimed, ginger ale, America's oldest soda, is an effective stomach soother.
- On each site young women - shopgirls, nursemaids, typists - operated the fire control equipment while men fired the guns.
- Cared for by nursemaids and educated largely at home, they were isolated from their peers - a fact sometimes compounded by their parents' political zeal.
- A young nursemaid came forward with two sleeping babies, one only a few months old, the other almost a year.
- By the age of four or five, children become nursemaids.
- ‘I prefer to be a babysitter than a nursemaid,’ she has also reportedly said.
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