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Washerwomen - examples of usage

  1. And it was necessary for those who aided in wringing the sheets to turn in the same direction as the washerwomen; for if by misfortune the assistant turned in an opposite direction, he had his arms wrung in an instant. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  2. According to the old folk of the past generation, when the phantom washerwomen would ask a certain passer- by to help them to wring sheets, he could not refuse, under pain of being stopped and wrung like a sheet himself. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  3. Down on the face of the southern cliffs is the domain of the washerwomen. - "The South of France--East Half", Charles Bertram Black.
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