Ewery
Ewery Ew"er*y ([=u]"[~e]r*[y^]), Ewry Ew"ry ([=u]"r[y^])n. [From {Ewer}.] An office or place of household service where the ewers were formerly kept. [Enq.] --Parker. [1913 Webster]

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  • ewery — /yooh euh ree/, n., pl. eweries. Archaic. a room for storing ewers, towels, napkins, etc. [1350 1400; ME; see EWER, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • ewery — ew·ery …   English syllables

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  • Medieval household — John, Duke of Berry enjoying a grand meal. The Duke is seen sitting at the high table surrounded by numerous servants, guests and dependents. Illustration from Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, ca 1410. The medieval household was, like… …   Wikipedia

  • pantry — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. store, cupboard, larder, kitchen, scullery; galley, cuddy; buttery, butlery; ewery, china closet. See receptacle. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. storeroom, scullery, larder, cupboard, cooler, buttery; see… …   English dictionary for students

  • lord steward of the household — the highest officer of the royal household of England who is a peer and privy councilor, presides at the Green Cloth, and has charge of the hall, kitchen, pantry, ewery, cellars, and almonry …   Useful english dictionary

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