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Body servant   /bˈɑdi sˈərvənt/   Listen
Body servant

noun
1.
A valet or personal maid.






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"Body servant" Quotes from Famous Books



... Hunt," the Major went on. "He expects to be a captain, and he says that, maybe, he can make you a lieutenant. You can take that boy Brutus as a body servant." He brought his fist down on the railing of the porch. "God, but I'd give the rest of my life to be ten years younger ...
— The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come • John Fox

... in useless speculation one sultry August evening when old Ben, my body servant, handed me a telegram. ...
— The Gods of Mars • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... body servant, who seldom spoke, had landed at Colon, and was proceeding to make himself at home with the officers and men who were building the canal. Occasionally he paid a visit to Tom and Ned, where they were engaged about the big gun. He always seemed pleasant, and interested in their labors, asking ...
— Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon - or, The Longest Shots on Record • Victor Appleton

... daughter and her descendants were also secured one hundred shares of stock which his wife had held in the Bank of the United States, but in 1835 these were probably of little value. His faithful body servant Robin was to be emancipated and, if he chose, sent to Liberia, in which event he should receive one hundred dollars. But if he preferred to remain in the Commonwealth, he should receive but fifty dollars; and if it turned out to "be impracticable to liberate him consistently with law and ...
— John Marshall and the Constitution - A Chronicle of the Supreme Court, Volume 16 In The - Chronicles Of America Series • Edward S. Corwin



Words linked to "Body servant" :   valet, man, retainer, gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, valet de chambre, servant



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