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menial
used in The Mill on the Floss

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of work:  unskilled and uninteresting
  • "Going into service" was the expression by which the Dodson mind represented to itself the position of teacher or governess; and Maggie's return to that menial condition, now circumstances offered her more eligible prospects, was likely to be a sore point with all her relatives, besides Lucy.
    6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (34% in)

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