from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person who has the care of a landed estate.


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  • Then the land-steward tried with no better success.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • The estate, considerable though it was, had been left in charge of a land-steward and the house to the old servants.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • In old times there were bailiffs to look after the workfolk, foremen to look after the tradesmen, a building-steward to look after the foremen, a land-steward to look after the building-steward, and a dashing grand agent to look after the land-steward: fine times they had then, I assure ye.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • And so he made his exit, as Wardlaw the land-steward made his appearance.

    Rob Roy

  • Wishing to be alone, till I recovered myself from the first painful sensations which everything around me recalled, I desired old Syddall to call the land-steward, who lived at about a quarter of a mile from the

    Rob Roy

  • He had been on a railway, had been a land-steward, and had started factories, and he talked, quite without necessity, of all he had done, and used learned expressions quite inappropriately.

    Anna Karenina

  • On a journey in the north, his comrades proposed that he should dress himself (and he did so to some purpose), and call on a gentleman, a large owner of fine stock, but whose land-steward and the cattle were some forty miles distant from the manor-house.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • A gentleman's land-steward came through the lot of cattle with a milk-white horse, and his eyes looked first to the right and then to the left with wonderful quickness.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • Mr Milner did so; was well received and hospitably entertained; and at parting the gentleman gave him a letter to his land-steward, with instructions as to the sale of his stock.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • In 1790, his father removed to Dalswinton, in the capacity of land-steward to Mr

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century


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