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.
He called to the groom that they must lighten-- and pointed to the bride.
The panes were rattling in the little windows and his groom was shaking him.
Hear the firing," said the groom, a discharged soldier.
The groom turned toward him with a look of surprise, but made no reply.
Sir," cried the groom, "they have traversed six leagues and have only been unsaddled half an hour.
The groom heard him with humility, took the bit of the impatient animal with his left hand, and with the right held out the reins to Andrea, who, taking them from him, rested his polished boot lightly on the step.
She was disappointed: it was the groom who had returned.
Sam thought he might as well talk to this groom as to any one else, especially as he was very tired with walking, and there was a good large stone just opposite the wheel-barrow; so he strolled down the lane, and, seating himself on the stone, opened a conversation with the ease and freedom for which he was remarkable.
It was not so much White Fang's ferocity as it was his silence that unnerved the groom.
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.
I have no doubt that it was largely nervousness that kept the mysterious playwright so long fumbling behind the scenes, for it was obvious that it would be no ordinary sort of play, no every-day domestic drama, that would satisfy this young lady, to whom life had given, by way of prologue, the inestimable blessing of wealth, and the privilege, as a matter of course, of choosing as she would among the grooms (that is, the bride-grooms) of the romantic British aristocracy.