Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the middle ages and later, a stable-servant who had charge of horses, and particularly of the riding-horses or palfreys. Also written palfrenier.

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Examples

  • He has a wondrous respect for English "gentlemen-sportsmen;" he imitates their clubs -- their love of horse-flesh: he calls his palefrenier a groom, wears blue birds's-eye neck-cloths, sports his pink out hunting, rides steeple-chases, and has his Jockey Club.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • Aussi avait-elle demandé à ses plus fidèles serviteurs de l'accompagner : Sylvie, sa servante aussi dévouée que débrouillarde, Kaspar, son garde si loyal, et Henri, le jeune palefrenier qui avait toujours eu une place particulière dans son coeur.

    Leçons de plaisir - Happy Book Birthday to my French edition!

  • [FN#124] There is a terrible truth in this satire, which reminds us of the noble dame who preferred to her handsome husband the palefrenier laid, ord et infâme of Queen Margaret of Navarre

    Arabian nights. English

  • 124 There is a terrible truth in this satire, which reminds us of the noble dame who preferred to her handsome husband the palefrenier laid, ord et infâme of Queen Margaret of Navarre (Heptameron No. xx.).

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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