Staymaker Stay"mak`er (-m[=a]k`[~e]r), n. One whose occupation is to make stays. [1913 Webster]

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  • staymaker — noun Someone who makes stays …   Wiktionary

  • staymaker — /ˈsteɪmeɪkə/ (say staymaykuh) noun Obsolete a person who makes corsets. Also, stay maker. {stay2 (def. 3) + maker} …   Australian English dictionary

  • staymaker — stayˈmaker noun A maker of corsets • • • Main Entry: ↑stay …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hugh Kelly (poet) — Hugh Kelly (1739 ndash; 3 February 1777) was an Irish dramatist and poet.Son of a Dublin publican, he was born at Killarney, County Kerry. He was apprenticed to a staymaker, and in 1760 went to London. Here he worked at his trade for some time,… …   Wikipedia

  • Corsetmaker — Corsetiers cutting out and fitting in the 18th century A corsetmaker is a specialist tailor who makes corsets. Corsetmakers are frequently known by the French equivalent terms corsetier (male) and corsetière (female). Stay maker is an obsolete… …   Wikipedia

  • George Barret, Sr. — George Barret, Sr. (c.1730, Dublin ndash; May 29, 1784, Paddington, London) was an Irish landscape artist best known for his portraits of the British countryside during the mid to late 18th century. He was a founding member of the London Royal… …   Wikipedia

  • Collins, John — (d. 1808)    Actor and writer, was a staymaker, but took to the stage, on which he was fairly successful. He also gave humorous entertainments and pub. Scripscrapologia, a book of verses. He is worthy of mention for the little piece, To morrow,… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Kelly, Hugh — (1739 1777)    Dramatist, s. of a Dublin publican, worked in London as a staymaker, 1760, and after ed. various journals, wrote Memoirs of a Magdalen (1767). His play, False Delicacy (1768), had an extraordinary success, and was translated into… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

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