groom


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groom

1. a person employed to clean and look after horses
2. any of various officers of a royal or noble household
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The groom had the best team and his sledge was lightest-- all the others carried from six to a dozen people.
John is the best groom that ever was; he has been here fourteen years; and you never saw such a kind boy as James is; so that it is all Ginger's own fault that she did not stay in that box.
He never goes lame, nor sickens, nor dies, nor needs a groom, nor--"
That a weak diseased body, a meagre countenance, and sallow complexion, are the true marks of noble blood; and a healthy robust appearance is so disgraceful in a man of quality, that the world concludes his real father to have been a groom or a coachman.
He jumped from the cart, and having told the groom to take the mare home, made his way towards his guest through the withered bracken and rough undergrowth.
He has seen three generations of us feed him and groom him, and he will live to see four.
Hence, as the intelligent reader can foresee, this groom has a part to play in the imbroglio.
The groom, in obedience to his orders, tapped at the window of the porter's lodge, saying, "Pray, does not the Count of Monte Cristo live here?
A groom was rubbing them down; near them were saddles and bridles.
You must go straight on till you come to the castle where the horse stands in his stall: by his side will lie the groom fast asleep and snoring: take away the horse quietly, but be sure to put the old leathern saddle upon him, and not the golden one that is close by it.
Having left that soldier who was evidently drunk, Rostov stopped the horse of a batman or groom of some important personage and began to question him.
Here the bride would await the groom at the foot of the steps leading to the throne.