[ noun ] (work) a maid who is employed to clean and care for bedrooms (now primarily in hotels)
Used in print(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
It was Giselle , the fille_de_chambre , come to clean the room , and while she stood before him with ears pricked_up and regard all curiosity , explaining her errand , Alex could see from the corner of his eye the doctor doing all he could to calm the displeased bird .
`` That was the fille_de_chambre , the one you thought could n't get the eggs out .
At the door Alex managed to persuade the increasingly astonished fille_de_chambre to return in ten minutes .
It was evident that a second transfer had to be effected , and that it had to take_place between the time the fille finished the doctor 's room and the time she began Alex 's .
A bustle of sheets being smoothed and pillows being arranged indicated the fille_de_chambre 's presence inside ; they listened and suddenly a step towards the door announced another important fact .