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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Kitchen-wench a kitchen-maid
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cicen; Ger. küche, Fr. cuisine, all from L. coquinacoquĕre, to cook.


In literature:

Melusina was a kitchen drudge-wench.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
You will be the cowman and I'll be the kitchen wench.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
Or are we to turn kitchen wenches or sempstresses for our livelihood?
"Bardelys the Magnificent" by Rafael Sabatini
You are no such marvel among men that a kitchen-wench will break her heart for you.
"Donal Grant" by George MacDonald
And Betsey isn't none of your common kitchen wenches.
"Barchester Towers" by Anthony Trollope
The knife daily pierces the neck of the swine, and the kitchen wench wrings off the head of the fowl while she hums a ditty.
"Wild Western Scenes" by John Beauchamp Jones
Then the wife gave it up altogether, and let the big kitchen wench rule as best she might.
"Weird Tales from Northern Seas" by Jonas Lie
When you are as much and as hopelessly in my power to-day as the wench in my kitchen!
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
Is Gabriel Pasquale not good enough for a kitchen wench from Arizona?
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
You wench from Venus' kitchen!
"Semiramis and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan
The kitchen wench looked at him and made a face as though she had a sour taste in her mouth.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
I'd sure fall off my horse if I were asleep, and the wench who's most in my mind would be sadly out of place in a kitchen.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
I don't pay lawyers to come here and amuse kitchen wenches.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
No kitchen-wench could have behaved worse.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Don't talk as if she were a kitchen wench.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
When your disdainful looks classed me with a flirty kitchen-wench I rebelled at last.
"Petticoat Rule" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Pursued like some kitchen wench out on a spree, by a gallant, eager for an idle kiss.
"The Tangled Skein" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Had not varlets and kitchen wenches cowered and clung together at sound of his piercing screams?
"The Maid of Honour (Vol. 3 of 3)" by Lewis Wingfield
When you are as much and as hopelessly in my power to-day as the wench in my kitchen!
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
Now Katrina, the kitchen wench, knew nothing of the captain's lady.
"Eastern Nights - and Flights" by Alan Bott