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Middle English maide from Old English mægden maghu- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English mayde, maide, abbreviation of maiden.
The maid lost her balance and toppled over.
The little princess grumbled to her maid that her bed was badly made.
Presently a maid appeared and said that the Princess Victoria was "in a sweet sleep and could not be disturbed."
A tea kettle was already whistling when they entered, and the maid rushed across the kitchen to grab it.
It was a well-known fact that Mrs. O'Hara would never surrender her kitchen to a maid, so the alibi passed as genuine.
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