Definition of Matrons
1. Noun. (plural of matron) ¹
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Definition of Matrons
1. matron [n] - See also: matron
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Literary usage of Matrons
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1885)
"JB HOBBS, SUPERINTENDENT OF matrons IN POLICE STATIONS, CHICAGO. It is a new departure in philanthropic work to place matrons in police stations ; but so ..."
2. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by George Lyman Kittredge (1892)
"249 AULD matrons ' Auld matrons," Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, II, ... The sheriff, guided by matrons, goes to the bower, with men in mail. ..."
3. The History of Rome by Livy (1888)
"He has spent more words in rebuking the matrons, than in arguing against the measure proposed; and even went so far as to mention a do-jbt, ..."
4. The Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy by Pennsylvania Prison Society, Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons (1880)
"I am afraid that a petition for matrons at all the stations would defeat itself by the magnitude of the work and attendant expense. But if, as in Chicago, ..."
5. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1898)
"Or haply has she sought The temple of Minerva, where are met w The other bright-haired matrons of the town To supplicate the dreaded deity ? ..."
6. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1884)
"It was found to be untrue by the jury of matrons on incontrovertible evidence. There are cases, however, and those not a few, where the jury of matrons have ..."
7. The Immigration Problem: A Study of American Immigration Conditions and Needs by Jeremiah Whipple Jenks, William Jett Lauck, Rufus Daniel Smith (1922)
"It was believed that if our immigrant inspectors and matrons were on board, steerage passengers would be afforded better protection and it was also believed ..."