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  • Lit. “him who answers the knock,” “the concierge” or hall-porter.

    Symposium

  • I asked the hall-porter what pictures were in the middle hall.

    Satyricon

  • As I went downstairs I put ten guineas into the hand of the hall-porter, who looked quite astonished at such a gift.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Park as she was practising, yet the youthful hall-porter in the sugar-loaf buttons was instructed to deny her, and always declared that his mistress was gone out, with the most admirable assurance.

    Mens Wives

  • She, with the children, had rambled along the shore, and Marchmill followed in the direction indicated by the military-looking hall-porter

    Wessex Tales

  • Wine-merchants will naturally compete every week promiscuously, sending what they consider their best samples, and leaving with the hall-porter tickets of the prices.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • The hall-porter could sell Babbitt – Thompson listings!

    Babbit

  • He slightly turned his head and then made a sign to the footman and the hall-porter.

    A Raw Youth

  • I had overtaken them, but I stopped for a moment before the hall-porter, and, goodness knows why, thrust three half imperials into his hand; he gazed at me in amazement and did not even thank me.

    A Raw Youth

  • But there are many excellent houses in the capital with very cheap aind comfortable lodgings, with the Neva water laid on, and a staircase lighted by gas, frequently with a hall-porter maintained by the proprietor.

    The Crocodile

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