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“Lit. “him who answers the knock,” “the concierge” or hall-porter.”
“I asked the hall-porter what pictures were in the middle hall.”
“As I went downstairs I put ten guineas into the hand of the hall-porter, who looked quite astonished at such a gift.”
“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.”
“She, with the children, had rambled along the shore, and Marchmill followed in the direction indicated by the military-looking hall-porter”
“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 hall-porter could sell Babbitt – Thompson listings!”
“He slightly turned his head and then made a sign to the footman and the hall-porter.”
“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.”
“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.”
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