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  • The costuming is mixed-period – Victorian ballgowns, tulle cabaret frocks and little black numbers for the women, a variety of head-waiter fashions for the men – and the music is a medley of melancholy strings.

    Cruel; In Pieces

  • It was he who once said, The prime minister of Canada is not the head-waiter of the provinces.

    Minority Rules

  • Along the walls were many tables with pink-shaded lights, and a resplendent head-waiter stood haughtily at the entrance.

    Dear Carl

  • “If I did go,” he explained privately just beforehand, “they would probably make me the head-waiter.”

    The Prize

  • The head-waiter, accompanied by two other attendants, brought in several dishes under silver covers.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • The head-waiter obsequiously bowed, and cringingly withdrew.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • Then he rang up the head-waiter, and ordered with intense care a very lavish luncheon.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • But my head-waiter man — it was furnished for a friend of his — he says he likes it better than any other room in the house.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • The head-waiter, recognizing Ratterer and Hegglund and Kinsella as old patrons, had two tables put together and butter and bread and glasses brought.

    An American Tragedy

  • The head-waiter refused to understand who George F. Babbitt was.

    Babbit

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