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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The one drawback to my happiness was the landlady's untiring tongue.
In another minute my familiar landlady, walking on the other side of my mother-in-law, decided the question for me.
'Perfectly!' 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.
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's husband was away all day, employed at a railway station.
'Why, that's exactly what we've done, sir!' said the delighted landlady.
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.
However, when I followed her, having sat up as long as the landlady's patience would endure, I found that, though she had blown out the candle, she had forgotten to put out the moon, which shone as though it were St.