landlady


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landlady

n. female of landlord or owner of real property from whom one rents or leases. (See: landlord)

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In another minute my familiar landlady, walking on the other side of my mother-in-law, decided the question for me.
The landlady had a sensible suggestion to make--the landlady was the next person who spoke.
said the landlady in a high, sing-song, cheery voice.
It is very bad weather, monsieur,' said the landlady.
When the wounded man was carried to his bed, and the house began again to clear up from the hurry which this accident had occasioned, the landlady thus addressed the commanding officer: "I am afraid, sir," said she, "this young man did not behave himself as well as he should do to your honours; and if he had been killed, I suppose he had but his desarts: to be sure, when gentlemen admit inferior parsons into their company, they oft to keep their distance; but, as my first husband used to say, few of 'em know how to do it.
The doctor was no sooner gone, than the landlady began to trumpet forth his fame to the lieutenant, who had not, from their short acquaintance, conceived quite so favourable an opinion of his physical abilities as the good woman, and all the neighbourhood, entertained
She watched the landlady out of the room--and then struggled to control herself no longer.
No sooner was the door shut upon him than the landlady made at the barber, and seizing him by the beard, said:
The landlady herself "got up fine linen for ladies," and expected to be occupied over her work all that morning in a little room built out at the back of the premises.
The key of this chamber happened by good fortune to be on that side of the door which was in Nell's room; she turned it on him when the landlady had withdrawn, and crept to bed again with a thankful heart.
The landlord and landlady had been good to her; perhaps they would help her to get the money for these things.
At last we rose and dressed; and Queequeg, taking a prodigiously hearty breakfast of chowders of all sorts, so that the landlady should not make much profit by reason of his Ramadan, we sallied out to board the Pequod, sauntering along, and picking our teeth with halibut bones.