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Written by Barbara
(9/8/2003 9:21 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: huswifes, penned by Silke
They are like a needle case, embroidered with a design. I have a picture of one I can scan later on in the day--couldn't find any images online.
However, as I was looking around online, I learned that the word is also used as synonymous with 'hussy' or 'worthless woman'. Shakespeare used the word in this connotation.
I had some more thoughts on this I meant to post, but I'll have to wait until I get home from work.
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