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servantIn CORBA, it refers to the actual CPU and memory resources chosen to execute an object. The servant, which is known only to the server, follows policies set in the Portable Object Adapter (POA). See POA and CORBA.
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helpmeet of King David; traditional name for hand-maiden. [O.T.: I Samuel 25]
popular servant’s name: assistant, manservant, page-boy. [Br. Lit.: Loving; By The Pricking of My Thumbs; A Damsel in Distress]
prototype of interfering servant; meddles and gossips. [Ital. Drama: Walsh Classical, 62]
her stratagems control and resolve the plot. [Ital. Opera: Mozart, Cosi fan tutte, Scholes, 259]
valet who outwits everyone by his cunning. [Fr. Lit.: Marriage of Figaro]
young Indian rescued by Crusoe and kept as servant and companion. [Br. Lit.: Robinson Crusoe]
mortal lad, taken by Zeus to be cupbearer to the gods. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 106]
automaton homunculus performs duties not permissible for Jews. [Jew. Legend: Jobes, 674]
meddling maid in the Baxter house. [TV and Comics: Terrace, I, 343]
cupbearer to the gods; succeeded by Ganymede. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 117]
purchased by Barabas to betray Governor of Malta. [Br. Drama: The Jew of Malta]
stereotypical English valet of Wodehouse stories. [Brit. Lit.: NCE, 2997]
Notburga, St. Bavarian
attendant; unknowingly delivers poisoned robe to him. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
patroness of domestics; beneficent, though poor. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 257]
Phileas Fogg’s rash valet. [Fr. Lit.: Around the World in Eighty Days]
family servant; a disembodied right hand. [TV: “The Addams Family” in Terrace, I, 29]
carries Bacchus’s heavy bundles. [Gk. Lit.: The Frogs]
devout and generous domestic; patron saint. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 348]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.