lackey

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Synonyms for lackey

Synonyms for lackey

a male servant (especially a footman)

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a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

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The duke and duchess resolved that the challenge Don Quixote had, for the reason already mentioned, given their vassal, should be proceeded with; and as the young man was in Flanders, whither he had fled to escape having Dona Rodriguez for a mother-in-law, they arranged to substitute for him a Gascon lacquey, named Tosilos, first of all carefully instructing him in all he had to do.
His company Lacquey, based in Delft, the Netherlands, is working with FTNON, a manufacturer of food-processing equipment, to get the technology ready to go to work inside the giant chillers where today humans process cabbage, lettuce, and other produce for packaging.
In the near term, van der Linde says, Lacquey and others have to prove that their machines can match or exceed the pace of humans doing specific tasks on existing production lines.
To a child, these illustrations, what Wordsworth calls a "dumb Art," render the accompanying prose or verse of a printed page the "lacquey" of the visual ("Illustrated Books and Newspapers" 7).
Passing along the vestibule of the mansion, I observed an ingenious artificer, a neglected poet, a half-starved historian, and a poor country curate, who were instantly dismissed by a lusty lacquey, with brief assurance that his Lady was Invisible!