Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An office where a register is kept, or where registers or records are kept; a registry; a record-office.
- n. An agency for the employment of domestic servants.
“It was a register-office wedding, which none of Julia's family attended.”
“Some sly register-office business, no doubt; but sly doings will out.”
“I'll write to Mr.. Elwood -- 'and she was absorbed in the register-office in her brain, when Mr. Kendal continued --”
“But it's a most extraordinary thing about that register-office fellow!' thought Nicholas.”
“Nicholas stammered out an awkward apology, and was precipitately retiring, when the young lady, turning her head a little, presented to his view the features of the lovely girl whom he had seen at the register-office on his first visit long before.”
“That's odd enough!' said Nicholas, ruminating upon the strange manner in which the register-office seemed to start up and stare him in the face every now and then, and when he least expected it.”
“Now, Lady Holster, who kept a sort of amateur county register-office, was only too glad to be made of use in this way; but when she inquired a little further as to the sort of person required, all she could extract from Mr. Wilkins was:”
“This was the keeping of a register-office, one of the first known in the Metropolis, whence he drew incalculable advantages.”
Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Or, The Rambles And Adventures Of Bob Tallyho, Esq., And His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis; Exhibiting A Living Picture Of Fashionable Characters, Manners, And Amusements In High And Low Life (1821)
“-- Yes, my drawing-room is an absolute register-office for candidate actors, and poets without character.”
““Fie, fie! no register-office keeper has been pestered with more claimants.”
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