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  • He rarely referred to them by name, merely as anonymous lackeys laquais.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The laquais de place says Charles X. put an end to it all.

    The Newcomes

  • The laquais-de-place calls out the names of the buildings: the town-hall, the cathedral, the arsenal, the synagogue, the statue of Erasmus.

    Roundabout Papers

  • Eutropius, flattened his neglected nose against the panes and looked at the drag, as the laquais de place sprang from the box and let out the persons in the carriage.

    Vanity Fair

  • “Perhaps you are his laquais,” continued the inexhaustible

    The Claverings

  • The poor consul got a lamp for us with a bit of wax-candle, such as I wonder his means could afford; the shabby janissary marched ahead with his tin mace; the two laquais-de-place, that two of our company had hired, stepped forward, each with an old sabre, and we went clattering and stumbling down the streets of the town, in order to seize upon this cadi in his own divan.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • I shall never forget riding through the crowded bazaars, my interpreter, or laquais-de-place, ahead of me to clear the way — when he took his whip, and struck it over the shoulders of a man who could not or would not make way!

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • The laquais a louange are sure to lose no opportunity of cheating you; and as for the postilions, I think they are pretty much alike the world over.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Beware of being persuaded by the laquais de place to visit La Tour de la belle Allemande, which is one of their show spots, and so called from some old legend of the imprisonment of a German lady.

    Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone Made During the Year 1819

  • Besides, we used to have hired girls as superior to the Biddies of to-day as a patriarch is to a _laquais de place_.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

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