They went into the tavern and the alewife set her best brew before them, and presently slipped out to seek her gossips.
There be espiers set in every lane and the highway, said the alewife.
Joan (passim), a generic name for an alewife, strumpet, and the like: see Doctour Double Ale and next entry.
Calote had caught the withered bough when it fell, and made off with it under the alewife's very nose.
Among those with a familiar appearance were the sturgeon, perch, and pike, and a small fish resembling our alewife.
The Menhaden make their appearance in the spring with the arrival of the shad, alewife, blue-fish, and weak-fish.
Bunch (Mother), an alewife, mentioned by Dekker in his drama called Satiromastix .
alewife in old English was applied to the women, usually very stout dames, who kept alehouses.