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  • n  a servant employed to do a variety of jobs

  • That's probably not the picture Gray had in mind when he agreed to let Glass, his factotum and former student, be his biographer and shouted, "Be my Boswell .
  • He served as Putin's factotum in the Kremlin in 1997, and in the Federal Security Service (FSB) as Putin became its director in 1998.
  • So many of the articles he passed off as his own (for $5 each) were ghostwritten for him by his financial angel and literary factotum, Friedrich Engels who was in Manchester .
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  • Brew your own beer with pro equipment at Factotum Brewhouse
    Factotum Brewhouse is slated to open in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood this coming September. The tap room and brew space will offer homebrewers a chance to use professional equipment to brew their own beer. Christopher and Laura Bruns, a brother-sister team, came up with the idea for a combination tap room and brewhouse over a long [...]
    July 8, 2013 - Denver Post

  • Josiah Henson in WFAA
    Riley was "quite incompetent to attend to the business himself," Henson wrote in The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave. "For many years I was his factotum, and supplied him with all his means for all his purposes, whether they were good...
  • Richard Wagner in The Guardian
    (I wait with high hopes for Peps's account of life in the Marienstrasse.) "He is head court factotum," said Wagner.
  • Matt Dillon in San Francisco Chronicle
    Dillon said he seeks out roles that are "outside my comfort zone, and certainly doing 'Factotum' (opening in the Bay Area in August) was that."

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