from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation
- n. of servant;
- n. in pharmacy, of the Latin serva, ‘keep, preserve’;
- n. [capitalized] of Servian.
- n. An abbreviation of Servia.
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On a more personal level, I experienced the notion of serving right out of college.
Our own Product, in a cleanly wholsome manner, contented our Appetites; such as serv'd the Conveniency of Life, not superfluous Luxury.
It took our publishing the survey on a list-serv which is watched by people in a few different organizations and administrations, before Vince Casillas of the Obama campaign sent us this:
Then the Harry Potter for Grown Ups list serv which is HUGE and global.
Justice wou'd ha 'serv'd turn, and have done the Business at any Hour: but Patience is a Virtue -- _Roger_, go after Mr. _Fainlove_, and tell him
Note that certain names (anything using "serv", curse words, etc.) are banned.
Many will never understand what the term "serv" comes with as far as dedication, devotion or sacrifice.
'Tis past the Canonical hour as they call it, or I wou'd marry my Daughter instantly, I profess we ne're had good daies since these Canonicall Fopperies came up again, meer Popish tricks to give our Children time for disobedience, — the next Justice wou'd ha 'serv'd turn, and have done the business at any hour, but Patience is a Vertue — Roger, go after Mr. Fain-love, and tell him I wou'd speak with him instantly.
U.S. Dr. Adam Lea, a researcher at the University College London Department of Space and Climate Physics, posted some fascinating statistics relating to this fact on a hurricane research list-serv.
Data from chartered surveyors e. serv says the average loan-to-value ratio dropped in September to 57.2%.