Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)
Use "mill-girl" in a sentence
"Even this mill-girl could talk of him, pray for him; but she never must take his name on her lips!"
""A Social Experiment" treats of the experiences of a pretty mill-girl, the daughter of a washerwoman, who becomes the _protégée_ of a wealthy and capricious woman of the world, who educates her, introduces her to society, then finally drops her and permits her to seek her native obscurity, where she withers and dies of a broken heart."
"We might perhaps find that silly school-girls at first decline to admit on terms of perfect equality one who had "worked for her living," and was, in their not very elegant parlance, "nothing but a mill-girl.""