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  • Why! my train will be equal to that of any country dame in this your kingdom of Fife, saving but the lack of a gentleman-usher, and a pair or two of blue-coated serving-men.

    The Abbot

  • When midnight came, and the house was quiet as the grave, sure enough the silver whistle sounded as sharp and shrill as if Sir Robert was blowing it, and up got the twa auld serving-men, and tottered into the room where the dead man lay.

    Redgauntlet

  • They that waited at the table were just the wicked serving-men and troopers, that had done their work and cruel bidding on earth.

    Redgauntlet

  • The Minister entered and found in the courtyard, among the serving-men, a Fakir, which was Uns al-Wujud, but he knew him not and said, “Whence cometh yonder wight?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And when morning morrowed the King went forth and sat in the guest-chamber, when lo, and behold! the grooms and serving-men came in to him in dismay.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There is another point against you which you have not touched on yet: Gill asked you what you had in common with those serving-men and stable boys.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • [6] And, just as the serving-men had their appointed places, so the different regiments had their own stations, adapted to their special style of fighting, and each detachment knew their quarters and went to them without hesitation.

    Cyropaedia

  • This was spoken to half-a-dozen grooms and serving-men, who, well armed, were clustered in the passage.

    Westward Ho!

  • At last he walked into Clovelly Court again just before supper-time, thin and leg-weary, and sat himself down among the serving-men till Will appeared.

    Westward Ho!

  • Sir Richard was in Bideford: but the old steward took on himself to send for the keepers, and down went the serving-men to the mill with all the idle lads of the parish at their heels, thinking a maiden-hunt very good sport; and of course taking a view of the case as favorable as possible to Rose.

    Westward Ho!

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