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Household arts   /hˈaʊshˌoʊld ɑrts/   Listen
Household arts

Theory and practice of homemaking.  Synonyms: domestic science, home ec, home economics.

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"Household arts" Quotes from Famous Books

... occidental mind and beings imprisoned in a conception of sexual and domestic life based on slave-service and incessant espionage. These languid women on their muslin cushions toil not, neither do they spin. The Moroccan lady knows little of cooking, needlework or any household arts. When her child is ill she can only hang it with amulets and wail over it, the great lady of the Fazi palace is as ignorant of hygiene as the peasant-woman of the bled. And all these colourless eventless lives depend on the favour of one fat tyrannical man, bloated with good living ...
— In Morocco • Edith Wharton

Words linked to "Household arts" :   domestic science, home economics, social science, home ec

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