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  • noun Plural form of lacquey.


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  • Other lacqueys led large stag-hounds, or wolf-dogs, of noble race, carefully muzzled to prevent accidents to passengers.

    The Abbot

  • One ante-room was filled with lacqueys, arrayed in brown and yellow, the colours of the family, who, ranged in double file, gazed in silence upon Captain Dalgetty as he passed betwixt their ranks.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • When, at Toeplitz, the Duke of Courland brought fourteen lacqueys, each with four bags of florins, and challenged our bank to play against the sealed bags, what did we ask?

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • The lacqueys bore the dishes off the table, leaving their mistress sitting at it before the vacant chair.

    The Virginians

  • I mean no offence to you or any of your family; but lacqueys have ears as well as their masters, and they carry about all sorts of stories.

    The Virginians

  • Mr. Warrington found his aunt installed in handsome lodgings, with a guard of London lacqueys in her anteroom, and to follow her chair when she went abroad.

    The Virginians

  • Little light seems to be behind those lean, comfortless casements now, and hospitality to have passed away from those doors as much as the laced lacqueys and link-boys of old times, who used to put out their torches in the blank iron extinguishers that still flank the lamps over the steps.

    Vanity Fair

  • But he did not bare sword or shield; he only looked mechanically at the lacqueys in tawny and blue as they creaked about the room.

    The Virginians

  • At the foot of the stair-case, there was a crowd of lacqueys and chairmen, and in the midst of them stood

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • We then walked down stairs through a double range of lacqueys, and getting into the chaise, proceeded homewards.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker


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