livery-servant love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A servant who wears a livery; hence, a servant not of the highest grade, as that of steward or the like. Compare servant out of livery, under servant.

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Examples

  • Before the arrival of the De Mousas -- for they have but lately come from abroad -- the Tortoshells lived in the most unpretending way; but within the last twelve months they have started a brougham, and a livery-servant with a gold-laced collar, much to the surprise of their neighbours, who wondered what sudden good fortune had befallen them.

    Comical People

  • Deane was not coming, he was away on business; but Mrs. Deane appeared punctually in that handsome new gig with the head to it, and the livery-servant driving it, which had thrown so clear a light on several traits in her character to some of her female friends in St. Ogg’s.

    III. The Family Council. Book III—The Downfall

  • Fred replied that it was, seeming hardly to know what to make of the rough, hearty manners of his cousins, and he looked, if anything, rather disappointed when he was met by the rough grin of Sam, who was of anything but a smooth exterior, and altogether a very different man to his father's well-brushed livery-servant, who had seen him safely off to the station in the morning.

    Hollowdell Grange Holiday Hours in a Country Home

  • Mr. Deane was not coming, he was away on business; but Mr.. Deane appeared punctually in that handsome new gig with the head to it, and the livery-servant driving it, which had thrown so clear a light on several traits in her character to some of her female friends in St. Ogg's.

    The Mill on the Floss

  • So they got out at a farm-house about half a mile from the church, where the offence of the carriage and the livery-servant would be well out of

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • Jack executed many nods to and winks at the livery-servant, and jerked his thumb likewise in the direction of a pump near at hand, in a manner that spoke as plainly as possible, that John was to be pumped upon.

    Varney the vampire; or, The feast of blood. Volume 1

  • By a figure of speech the friar is called an I.H. S., from these letters being conspicuously wrought on his robes, just as we might call a livery-servant by his master's motto, because it was stamped on his buttons.

    Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs of the Peasantry of England

  • So they got out of a farmhouse about half a mile from the church, where the offence of the carriage and the livery-servant would be well out of Mr Crawley’s sight, and from thence walked towards the parsonage.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

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