One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Two passengers rose, a brown, freckled Cornishwoman, balancing herself along the gangway with a basket of eggs, a gaunt old man in threadbare tweeds stooping after her.’
- ‘She was a typical Cornishwoman, and had lived in Sennen all her life.’
- ‘William Thomas Keslake was born on the l5th October 1814 and he was described as dealer in shell-fish in the 1851 and later censuses, but as he lived in Cornwall for some years when young and married a Cornishwoman, it is most likely he was then a fisherman.’
- ‘Unless you're lucky enough to be served a pasty by a Cornishwoman in her home, this book is probably the best place to become acquainted with them (pasties, not Cornishwomen).’
- ‘Cornishmen and Cornishwomen and members of their family by birth, marriage or descent are eligible for membership.’
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