Butler


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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)
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I'm very much obliged--' he was stammering, when the butler raised a deprecatory hand.
In the last few minutes the butler had shed his wings and grown horns, cloven feet, and a forked tail.
The butler had closed the door, and he stood by it, watching Jurgis every second.
To continue my statement, however: I relocked the bureau, using the key which Brunton had left, and I had turned to go when I was surprised to find that the butler had returned, and was standing before me.
As the butler spoke, Eustace picked up a plate and threw it at the scullery-maid, whom he seemed definitely to have picked out as the most hostile of the allies.
Weeping like a woman or a lost soul," said the butler.
Instantly, by a feat of dexterity, which was the admiration of all the company, and had been, annually, for some years past, the apoplectic butler, bringing his left hand from behind the small of his back, produced the bottle with the corkscrew already inserted; uncorked it at a jerk; and placed the magnum and the cork before his master with the dignity of conscious cleverness.
Sir Pitt came in first, very much flushed, and rather unsteady in his gait; and after him the butler, the canaries, Mr.
It appeared that she and the butler were the only survivors of the prince's original foreign menage the other servants now in the house being new and collected in Norfolk by the housekeeper.
Casson, although he had been an excellent butler for fifteen years.
And the horses shook themselves, and the dogs jumped up and barked; the pigeons took their heads from under their wings, and looked about and flew into the fields; the flies on the walls buzzed again; the fire in the kitchen blazed up; round went the jack, and round went the spit, with the goose for the king's dinner upon it; the butler finished his draught of ale; the maid went on plucking the fowl; and the cook gave the boy the box on his ear.
Mr Butler cut short his curious impatience in the middle.

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