man-of-all-work love

man-of-all-work

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  • She pulled back and looked at my man-of-all-work, standing considerately off to one side.

    Duma Key

  • Begin your functions as a man-of-all-work — that is to say, of all pleasure!

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • The only people I recognized were Jake the bartender and Bonzo, my gentle, dim-witted friend, who was man-of-all-work in the Fireside, where he labored on the cusp of his mental skills, serving beer from the bar and food from the kitchen, wiping tables, cleaning the floor, and carrying supplies between the basement and the barroom.

    Third Strike

  • “Of course, the mean creatures!” said Mrs. Townsend, forgetting, probably, her own little conversation with her own man-of-all-work that morning.

    Castle Richmond

  • A man-of-all-work, a gardener, a parlormaid, three house maids, the cook Mrs. Bennett, and two ladies 'maids, one (Howse) for Alison herself, one shared by Carolyn and Lauralee.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • On one of the miserable days that were now the rule, when Laura would have liked best to be a rabbit, hid deep in its burrow; as she was going upstairs one afternoon, she met Jacob, the man-of-all-work, coming down.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • This, however, was not unexpected; from Sally, she had heard that the doctor cut as many corners as possible, and keeping a stablehand about just to care for a horse and two ponies was a great waste of wages when a man-of-all-work was what was really needed.

    The Gates Of Sleep

  • Old Gontier, my man-of-all-work, informed me around one this afternoon that the stonemasons had left, that the mantel was finally finished.

    The Last Great Dance on Earth

  • His man-of-all-work was a drunkard, so was his cook, and the overworked housemaid was another half-wit like Maisie.

    Take A Thief

  • Hold a mirror up to Manhattan's literary man-of-all-work and what do you see?

    City Light

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