Mrs de Montmorency-Jones (who has recently 'let' a room in her house to a gentleman employed in the linoleum trade) discusses her lodger over tea with her friend, Lady Clara Robinson.
Lady C. - 'And how are you finding your new house guest, Mrs de Montmorency-Jones?'
Mrs. de M. J. - 'He is a most agreeable gentleman indeed. He is in the linoleum trade, and he has oftentimes obliged me by slipping me a length.'
Lady C. - (sotto voice) 'You dirty cow!'