from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A male servant, or man-servant.


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  • Her chair had been stopped by a highway-man: the great oaf of a servant-man had fallen down on his knees armed as he was; and though there were thirty people in the next field working when the ruffian attacked her, not one of them would help her; but, on the contrary, wished the

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • After some delay, during which my heart sank, and I quite gave up Uncle Silas, the aged little servant-man opened the door, and trotted shakily down the steps to the carriage side.

    Uncle Silas

  • The robbers had heard of this, so they told the youth that if he were able to steal the ox from him on the way, without his knowing, and without doing him any harm, he should have leave to be their servant-man.

    The Red Fairy Book

  • You see it was then considered as a duty to look after every member of the flock by name, not excepting the meanest servant-man or maid.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • As a matter of course, neither the Major nor the Colonel knew any thing as to where the servant-man had _bought_ the fowls.

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive

  • The servant-man of the baron presented himself, and announced a patient.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844

  • As Reynolds, the servant-man, entered the drawing room, Lettice heard a voice, "Is it come at last!"

    The Pearl Box Containing One Hundred Beautiful Stories for Young People, by a Pastor

  • All along the way the servant-man had rung a big hand-bell to awaken the sleeping farmers, who, at the noise, had to jump, half naked out of their beds and worship, on their knees, with their faces prostrate in the dust,

    The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional

  • My housekeeper left me a few weeks ago; I am alone in my parsonage with my old servant-man.

    The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional

  • To keep Joseph among them was impossible, after the friendly advice which had come from such a high quarter, and to dismiss him was not less dangerous; he knew too much of the interior and secret lives of all those holy (?) celibates to deal with him as with another common servant-man.

    The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional


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