from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who has the custody of a park, or who is employed to preserve order in or otherwise to take care of a park.


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  • The death has occurred of Adam, protoplast, progenitor, park-keeper and agriculturalist.

    It is interesting that Sir George Young took the opportunity...

  • To this stern injunction, Gregory made no reply, any more than to the courteous offer of old Albert Drawslot, the chief park-keeper, who proposed to blow vinegar in his nose, to sharpen his wit, as he had done that blessed morning to Bragger, the old hound, whose scent was failing.


  • The solitary park-keeper was talking to a nursemaid.

    Flush: a biography

  • The old lady who read the Débats was sitting on her chair, in her invariable place, and had just accosted a park-keeper, with

    Swann's Way

  • The park-keeper, abandoning his watch over the greenery, with the colour of which his uniform had been designed to harmonise, was talking to her, on a chair by her side.

    The Guermantes Way

  • I dozed, and was just on the point of falling asleep, when a park-keeper put his hand on my shoulder and said:


  • Unofficial lulls thrice daily for the Angelus; the decided ceasefire every morning, eleven sharp, when the park-keeper fed the ducks in the Green.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • They were city squirrels, you know, who lived in a park and had their daily supply of peanuts left at their door by the park-keeper.

    Hazel Squirrel and Other Stories

  • Joseph Watson, who died in 1753, at the age of 104, "having been park-keeper at Lyme more than sixty-four years."

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 385, August 15, 1829

  • The park-keeper, park-labourers who were mowing the grass close by, and divers members of the British public, from the piscatorial street arab with his minnow-ensnaring thread and bent pin to the portly merchant wending Citywards, were soon on the spot, and really that diminutive reptile caused more consternation than would have been the case had it been instead an Anarchist bomb.

    The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)


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