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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A man employed to superintend the internal affairs of a household, or of a club-house or similar establishment.

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Examples

  • John, cashiered, (for want of proper mollets, and because his hair did not take powder well,) had given great satisfaction to the under-butler, who reported well of him to his chief, who had mentioned his name with praise to the house-steward.

    Burlesques

  • The victory was made known to the house-steward himself, who, being a little partial to Miss Flouncy herself, complimented Jeames on his valor, and poured out a glass of Madeira in his own room.

    Burlesques

  • John, cashiered, (for want of proper mollets, and because his hair did not take powder well,) had given great satisfaction to the under-butler, who reported well of him to his chief, who had mentioned his name with praise to the house-steward.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • The victory was made known to the house-steward himself, who, being a little partial to Miss Flouncy herself, complimented Jeames on his valor, and poured out a glass of Madeira in his own room.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • There were those among them who said he was the house-steward, only he dined with the family.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Horrocks, his butler or house-steward (as he now began to be called), and the abandoned Ribbons.

    Vanity Fair

  • BETTEREDGE, house-steward in the service of JULIA, LADY

    The Moonstone

  • The events related by GABRIEL BETTEREDGE, house-steward in the service of JULIA, LADY VERINDER

    The Moonstone

  • The house-steward presides and proposes the health of the ducal family.

    The Portland Peerage Romance

  • The Duke has the housekeeper for partner and the Duchess the house-steward, while the aristocratic guests find partners among other chiefs of departments in the Welbeck household.

    The Portland Peerage Romance

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