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a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table

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English novelist who described a fictitious land he called Erewhon (1835-1902)

English poet (1612-1680)

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Butler, Charles Butler he was called, found himself alone in the world.
The effect that Keggs, the butler at the Keiths', had on Martin Rossiter was to make him feel as if he had been caught laughing in a cathedral.
The stately butler bowed his head, but made not a sound; and suddenly Master Freddie pointed an eager finger at him.
The butler of Hurlstone is always a thing that is remembered by all who visit us.
Wrench had been imported from England at the request of Lord Wetherby, who had said that it soothed him and kept him from feeling home-sick to see a butler about the place.
The butler laid a special emphasis on the personal pronoun.
It misgave him that the Chief Butler must have known a Collegian, and must have seen him in the College-- perhaps had been presented to him.
The white-faced servants were huddling together in the hall, with the frightened butler wringing his hands in the doorway.
Utterson's nerves, at this unlooked-for termination, gave a jerk that nearly threw him from his balance; but he recollected his courage and followed the butler into the laboratory building through the surgical theatre, with its lumber of crates and bottles, to the foot of the stair.
Whereupon the apoplectic butler whisked off the top of the soup tureen, and shot, all at once, into a state of violent activity.
Mouton aux navets," added the butler gravely (pronounce, if you please, moutongonavvy); "and the soup is potage de mouton a l'Ecossaise.
It was opened by a butler of the drearier type--long, lean, grey and listless--who murmured that Prince Saradine was from home at present, but was expected hourly; the house being kept ready for him and his guests.
Mills, the butler, assured him that Captain Donnithorne had given particular orders about it, and would be very angry if Adam was not there.
Even the fire on the hearth left off blazing, and went to sleep; the jack stopped, and the spit that was turning about with a goose upon it for the king's dinner stood still; and the cook, who was at that moment pulling the kitchen-boy by the hair to give him a box on the ear for something he had done amiss, let him go, and both fell asleep; the butler, who was slyly tasting the ale, fell asleep with the jug at his lips: and thus everything stood still, and slept soundly.
Foka, the butler, was the most ill-tempered person in the house.
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