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  • When they arrived, Mr C was put in the custody of John Davis, the under-keeper, and locked in a room.

    Bedlam

  • Another look told him that it was the under-keeper.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

  • Wherefore when King James heard that he had given _Ten pounds_ to an _under-keeper_, by whom He had sent him a _Buck_, the King said merrily, _I and He shall both die Beggars_, which was condemnable

    Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

  • I tried to persuade W. to take him as a workman in the woods, with the hope of getting back as under-keeper, but he would not hear of it, said the man was perfectly unruly and violent-tempered, and would demoralize all the rest.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • This set him above the very pinch of want, and that was all; but his fidelity and industry in these mean employments procured him such esteem amongst those in power there, that they soon took him into their ministry, and appointed him an under-keeper to those disorderly persons who were brought in every night and are called, in their cant,

    Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences

  • I saw two stable-boys, evidently fresh arrivals, who seemed perfectly transfixed with admiration, as at an apparition such as they had never pictured to themselves in their dreams; and one rough fellow, a sort of under-keeper in velveteen, with the frame of a

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • Stewart of Luss, -- who, when a young man, became acquainted with this extraordinary person, in consequence of his being employed as a kind of under-keeper in a forest adjoining to the parish of which the Doctor's father was minister.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • But the man who had helped the lad to administer the poisoned clyster, the under-keeper Weston, was at hand.

    She Stands Accused

  • In place of his own servant Davies Sir Thomas was allowed the services of an under-keeper named Weston, appointed at the same time as Sir Gervase Elwes.

    She Stands Accused

  • A casual question of mine about the game conditions elicited from him the information that he was an under-keeper at the

    The Man with the Clubfoot

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