Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The official in charge of a station; specifically, the person in charge of a railway-station.
“The station-master had not finished his speech before we were all hastening in the direction of the fire.”
“Our coming was evidently a great event, for station-master and porters clustered round us to carry out our luggage.”
“Also honorably mentioned are "the ruthless station-master in Outland (1981), the 'High Noon in space' drama, and in Wim Wenders 'Hammett as the friend of the detective novelist.”
“When it was found that telegraphic communication between the north and south ends of the bridge were broken, the station-master and the locomotive superintendent walked out onto the bridge despite the fierce gale.”
“Smith, a station-master, went along in the same manner from the other end, and also saw that the girders had gone, thereby corroborating the statement of Roberts.”
“The station-master was waiting, bowing and saluting, and outside was a motor-car with big head-lights.”
“An old station-master was digging in his garden, and with his spade over his shoulder sauntered to the train, took charge of”
“The potato-digging station-master had been gingered up into some activity, for the west-going train was waiting to let us pass, and from it had descended three men who were asking him questions.”
““Weel, a think I should say nah, Sir,” the Scotch station-master made answer, with a grin, while he pulled off his cap of office and put on a dissolute Glengary.”
“And at once I began dreaming of my wife, of her room, of the station-master with his face full of hatred, the heaps of snow, a fire in the theatre.”
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