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  • n  a man servant

  • Government is not much more than a manservant, performing tasks that industry cannot or does not care to manage by itself.
  • In the late 18th Century, a lady had to call in both a manservant and a maidservant for the lacing job, and if she was stout the two helpers had to use a wooden crank.
  • Atop the class structure in this small-town version of Upstairs, Downstairs is the piano magnate Harris Weldon (John Randolph), attended by a faithful but acerbic manservant (John .
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  • Doing time in a luxury suite
    The Issue: The prison living conditions of Raj Rajaratnam, who was convicted of insider trading. *** John Crudele’s article was cheap (“Wall Street Crook Raj Rajaratnam Has Cushy Cell, ‘Manservant’ at Prison: Insider,” Aug. 27). Raj Rajaratnam is serving his time and regardless of immediate surroundings, it is clear that...
    Aug. 31, 2013 - New York Post

  • Michael Ronaldson in The Age
    We've got this man who is travelling overseas with a butler or a valet or a footman or manservant, whatever it might be,Liberal senator Michael Ronaldson said. "If he puts out the ties and (he's) polishing shoes in the morning he's...
  • Dick Bennett in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    If they get us this time, I'm obligated to be Ernie's manservant for the rest of his life,wisecracked Bennett, referring to Ernie Kent, the Ducks' coach.
  • Tim Gunn in Seattle Times
    If you had pockets, you were associated with a labor force,says Gunn. "It meant you had things to carry yourself. Otherwise, your lady's maid or your manservant would have done it for you."

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