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  • adj. Employed as a domestic servant.
  • adj. Available for use; operational.
  • adv. Whilst a domestic servant.


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  • Knowing what he did of the forces in play, if he could not prevent the marriage, which seemed impossible, he would have to shoot Prince Karl-Horst down — to be a traitor in service to a larger patriotism.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • And the microrecorder was only one of a host of new gadgets Douglas assembled in service of his financial resurrection.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Many consider it the finest piston-engine fighter in service with the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II.

    First Man

  • Other Defiant-class ships already in service were retrofitted.


  • Bruno Rollet arrived in 1831 in service of a French slaver and launched his own venture in 1839, also funded by Joyce Thurburn & Co.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Off-the-record information supplied by various company managers indicates that in the mid-1970s American and other Western color television sets “were failing in service at a rate five times that prevailing in Japanese sets.”

    Why Nothing Works

  • The Naval Staff refused to act on this warning, and although the reciphering keys were changed — at first every three months, then as often as every week — the basic SKM remained in service until May 1917, two years and nine months after Magdeburg was sunk.

    Castles of Steel

  • Few Americans knew that there were actually two Air Force Ones in service – a pair of identical, specially configured 747-200-Bs, one with the tail number 28000 and the other 29000.

    Deception Point

  • But may I remind Pilot Teron that I am his senior in service by some years and that I have access to memory banks, mechanical memory banks, less prone to lapsus memoriae than the human mind?

    the ship who sang

  • He had come from a large family in Normandy, and all of his uncles had been knights in service to William Bastard.

    My Demon's Kiss


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