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house·wife / ˈhousˌwīf/ • n. (pl. -wives) 1. a married woman whose main occupation is caring for her family, managing household affairs, and doing housework.2. / ˈhəzif/ a small case for needles, thread, and other small sewing items.DERIVATIVES: house·wife·ly·wif·er·y / -ˌwīfərē/ n.


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Housewife ★★ Bone; Beverly Hills Nightmare; Dial Rat for Terror 1972 (R)

Bone (Kotto) is a vengeful black man, who holds an unhappily married Beverly Hills couple (Duggan and Van Patten) hostage in their home. 96m/C VHS, DVD . Yaphet Kotto, Andrew Duggan, Joyce Van Patten, Jeannie Berlin; D: Larry Cohen; W: Larry Cohen; C: George Folsey Jr.; M: Gil Melle.