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Butler,

city (1990 pop. 15,714), seat of Butler co., W Pa.; inc. as a borough 1817, as a city 1917. It is located in an area with coal, natural gas, oil, and limestone resources. Glass and plastic products, machinery, and abrasives are made. Moraine State Park is there.

Butler

See also Servant.
Balderstone, Caleb
archetypal faithful servant of the Ravens-woods. [Br. Lit.: Bride of Lammermoor]
Bunter Lord
Peter Wimsey’s foil and jack-of-all-trades. [Br. Lit.: The Nine Tailors]
Crichton
resourceful servant proves more than equal to his employers when household is marooned. [Br. Lit.: The Admirable Crichton]
Davy
Justice Shallow’s varlet; assumes identity of master. [Br. Lit.: Henry IV]
Face
Lovewit’s house servant; connives to make profit by alchemy. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
French, Mr.
gentleman’s gentleman for architect and motherless children. [TV: “Family Affair” in Terrace, I, 254]
Godfrey
when the impecunious socialite is hired as a butler, he and his mistress fall in love. [Am. Cinema: My Man Godfrey in Halliwell]
Hudson, Mr.
nostalgic, punctilious master of “downstairs.” [Br. TV: Upstairs, Downstairs]
Jeeves
manservant who frequently rescues his master. [Br. Lit.: novels of P. G. Wodehouse; Espy, 337]
Lurch
Addams’s zombielike, extremely tall butler. [TV: “The Addams Family” in Terrace, I, 29]
Passepartout
bungling foil to the punctilious Fogg. [Fr. Lit.: Around the World in Eighty Days]

Butler

1. Joseph. 1692--1752, English bishop and theologian, author of Analogy of Religion (1736)
2. Josephine (Elizabeth). 1828--1906, British social reformer, noted esp for her campaigns against state regulation of prostitution
3. Reg, full name Reginald Cotterell Butler. 1913--81, British metal sculptor; his works include The Unknown Political Prisoner (1953)
4. R(ichard) A(usten), Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, known as Rab Butler. 1902--82, British Conservative politician: Chancellor of the Exchequer (1951--55); Home Secretary (1957--62); Foreign Secretary (1963--64)
5. Samuel. 1612--80, English poet and satirist; author of Hudibras (1663--78)
6. Samuel. 1835--1902, British novelist, noted for his satirical work Erewhon (1872) and his autobiographical novel The Way of All Flesh (1903)
References in classic literature ?
the lady doesn't answer `Yes; the butler, the three footmen, the parlourmaid, and so on,' though the parlourmaid may be in the room, or the butler behind her chair.
Yes, sir," said the butler, "but, Master Frederick, your father left orders--"
Sir," said the butler, turning to a sort of mottled pallor, "that thing was not my master, and there's the truth.
I wasn't butler fifteen year without learning the rights and the wrongs about dinner.
We cannot have two Agathas, and we must have one Cottager's wife; and I am sure I set her the example of moderation myself in being satisfied with the old Butler.
When the butler had left us Sir Henry turned to me.
The butler of Hurlstone is always a thing that is remembered by all who visit us.
Mr Butler cut short his curious impatience in the middle.
And when he came into the palace, the flies were sleeping on the walls; the spit was standing still; the butler had the jug of ale at his lips, going to drink a draught; the maid sat with a fowl in her lap ready to be plucked; and the cook in the kitchen was still holding up her hand, as if she was going to beat the boy.
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.
Jackson had helped himself to a slice of the tepid filet which the mournful butler had handed him with a look as sceptical as his own, and had rejected the mushroom sauce after a scarcely perceptible sniff.
The German tutor was trying to remember all the dishes, wines, and kinds of dessert, in order to send a full description of the dinner to his people in Germany; and he felt greatly offended when the butler with a bottle wrapped in a napkin passed him by.