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Landlord

 

Russian, lendlord), in medieval England a largescale feudal landowner, a lord. With the growth of the capitalist agrarian system, the landlord has become a large-scale capitalist landowner in Great Britain, the recipient of capitalist ground rent.

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He is not the clerk, he is not the landlord; he ranks above the clerk, and represents the landlord, who is seldom seen.
Albert gathered up his papers hastily, rang the bell to pay the thirty francs he owed to the landlord, and offering his arm to his mother, they descended the stairs.
As she inspected her new abode she ordered her chair to be stopped at intervals in order that, with finger extended towards some article of furniture, she might ply the respectfully smiling, yet secretly apprehensive, landlord with unexpected questions.
As ill-luck would have it, the gentleman who owned the opposite bank, after allowing it for some time without interference, had ordered his keepers not to let the boys fish on his side--the consequence of which had been that there had been first wranglings and then fights between the keepers and boys; and so keen had the quarrel become that the landlord and his keepers, after a ducking had been inflicted on one of the latter, and a fierce fight ensued thereon, had been up to the great school at calling-over to identify the delinquents, and it was all the Doctor himself and five or six masters could do to keep the peace.
The landlord was a dry, tough, hard-faced old fellow (not so very old either, for he was but just turned sixty, I should think), who had been out with the militia in the last war with England, and had seen all kinds of service, - except a battle; and he had been very near seeing that, he added: very near.
It was cold as Iceland --no fire at all --the landlord said he couldn't afford it.
Excuse me, captain -- but the young lady seems to hang a little on your mind," said the landlord, with a pleasant smile.
Ay, he comes back," said the landlord, "to his great friends, now and again, and gives the cold shoulder to the man that made him.
Snell, the landlord, a man of a neutral disposition, accustomed to stand aloof from human differences as those of beings who were all alike in need of liquor, broke silence, by saying in a doubtful tone to his cousin the butcher--
The incomprehensible language and the unpromising looks of our cavalier only increased the ladies' laughter, and that increased his irritation, and matters might have gone farther if at that moment the landlord had not come out, who, being a very fat man, was a very peaceful one.
EVERY night in the year, four of us sat in the small parlour of the George at Debenham - the undertaker, and the landlord, and Fettes, and myself.
Among the dishes served up to him, the landlord especially recommended a certain giblet of "native rabbit," on which he prided himself.