butt-woman at English (WD) Of Explained:
* butt woman
* From Inter: term » butt||hassock + Inter: term » woman
* Inter: a » US, UK Inter: IPA » /bʌt-wʊmən/
Inter: en-noun » head=
Inter: obsolete » chiefly|British A lay church worker who tends the pews in a church; a sextoness.
, Margaret Goodman,
Experiences of an English Sister of Mercy
, London, publ. Smith and Elder, pg. 26:
: My thoughts always revert to the angry
when the second chapter of St. James' Epistle is read in its ordinary course.
, Annie Thomas, "The Honourable Jane.",
Belgravia: a London magazine
, vol. 79, September, 1892, pg. 10:
:"It was more like a funeral than a wedding," said the
, who was the sole spectator of the ceremony, with the exception of the bride's uncle and aunt, told her friends afterwards.
, Edna Bourne Holman, "At Herrick's home in Devon,"
s Magazine'', March, 1909, vol. XLV, no. 3, pg. 259:
was just setting forth the need of money for church repairs but she interrupted herself when she found me studying monuments.
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