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