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A typical black family in those days, according to the narrator, consisted of a mother who worked in the city as a "washerwoman", "a father who, at fifty one, was already on the blue card" (unemployment benefits) and, if one were lucky, a grand parent or two, who helped with pension money, seven siblings, most of them at school, while some were out of school due to lack of money.
"I don't know," said the washerwoman, almost bumping into the fisherman.
Thus, the drug overdose victim dumped in a lake and the heart attack victim collapsing into the water can have the washerwoman and goose flesh appearance, pulmonary edema, and hemorrhage into the petrous and mastoid bones.
The earliest works in the Marlborough show--the vitrine's Washerwoman, with her arched back and outstretched arms, and a half-life-size Female Bust, with smooth cheeks and a thick roll of hair, both dated 1896--were already fully realized in terms of the blunt forms, all seamless transitions and smooth convexities, that constitute the typical Maillol figure.
After the remaining kiddies are all shunted off to foster homes and principal staff de-camps, Anna finds herself virtually alone on the sinister premises, with only girlish nutcase Judith (Lou Doillon) and plump cook and washerwoman Ilinica (Dorina Lazar) for occasional company.
In The Color Purple Goldberg played nursemaid, cook, and washerwoman to Danny Clover and his brat pack, receiving little thanks and lots of abuse for her efforts.
Chances are that the washerwoman did not have a judge for a husband or father.
Born out of wedlock to a washerwoman and the son of a wealthy Jewish banker, Federovsky is educated first by a rabbi, then at the Maryinsky Imperial Ballet School, where her father's family has connections.
The older poems included in Stolen Verses reflect the poet's assimilation of his brutal experience of history, especially in the sad and bitter "Old Year 1973," the enigmatic "Restriction of Nocturnal Movements," the terrifying appropriation of Rimbaud in "A Pensive Drowned Man Sometimes Drifts," and "To a Santiago Washerwoman," a poem that describes a woman killed by "one blow from a rifle butt" wielded by assassins who will wear the mark of their crimes forever: "A regiment of stained men passes: / so dirty even Purgatory's purger / could never clean their uniforms."
In Guus Ponsfoen's adaptation of Michel Tourniers book, set in Old Italy, Pero, the baker, writes love letters by starlight to Colombina, the washerwoman. Pero must make his bread at night, but Columbina loves to bask in the bright sunshine as she dries her laundry, and fancies the night to be overrun by bats and wolves.
One of Rembrandt's contemporaries unkindly compared this Venus to a washerwoman. Only a superficial person would consider a washerwoman incapable of the fertile inner life exposed by Rembrandt's fellow naturalist, Emile Zola, in his washerwoman-heroine, Gervaise Macquart.