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servant

In 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.

Servant

See also Butler.
Abigail
helpmeet of King David; traditional name for hand-maiden. [O.T.: I Samuel 25]
Albert
popular servant’s name: assistant, manservant, page-boy. [Br. Lit.: Loving; By The Pricking of My Thumbs; A Damsel in Distress]
Brighella
prototype of interfering servant; meddles and gossips. [Ital. Drama: Walsh Classical, 62]
Despina
her stratagems control and resolve the plot. [Ital. Opera: Mozart, Cosi fan tutte, Scholes, 259]
Figaro
valet who outwits everyone by his cunning. [Fr. Lit.: Marriage of Figaro]
Friday
young Indian rescued by Crusoe and kept as servant and companion. [Br. Lit.: Robinson Crusoe]
Ganymede
mortal lad, taken by Zeus to be cupbearer to the gods. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 106]
golem
automaton homunculus performs duties not permissible for Jews. [Jew. Legend: Jobes, 674]
Hazel
meddling maid in the Baxter house. [TV and Comics: Terrace, I, 343]
Hebe
cupbearer to the gods; succeeded by Ganymede. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 117]
Ithamore
purchased by Barabas to betray Governor of Malta. [Br. Drama: The Jew of Malta]
Jeeves
stereotypical English valet of Wodehouse stories. [Brit. Lit.: NCE, 2997]
Lichas Hercules’
attendant; unknowingly delivers poisoned robe to him. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
Notburga, St. Bavarian
patroness of domestics; beneficent, though poor. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 257]
Passepartout
Phileas Fogg’s rash valet. [Fr. Lit.: Around the World in Eighty Days]
Thing Addams
family servant; a disembodied right hand. [TV: “The Addams Family” in Terrace, I, 29]
Xanthias
carries Bacchus’s heavy bundles. [Gk. Lit.: The Frogs]
Zita, St.
devout and generous domestic; patron saint. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 348]
References in classic literature ?
The servant takes Hugo aside to tell him something, and Hagar changes the cups for two others which are harmless.
Accordingly, with such a tramp of his ponderous riding-boots as might of itself have been audible in the remotest of the seven gables, he advanced to the door, which the servant pointed out, and made its new panels reecho with a loud, free knock.
How unlike alas the hangdog look of a republican official, who, as the servant of the people, feels himself less than the least, and below the lowest of his masters.
There were no servants present, and the gentlemen, with chairs closely approaching, seemed to be discussing some subject with great earnestness.
Any speculations on the subject of the new servant in which she might otherwise have engaged were instantly suspended by the sight of the bottle of laudanum, still standing on the ledge of the window, where she had left it at sunrise.
There were none who knew Messer Antonio da Venafro as the servant of Pandolfo Petrucci, Prince of Siena, who would not consider Pandolfo to be a very clever man in having Venafro for his servant.
I was right in my conjecture; for Mary instantly entering the Room, informed us that a young Gentleman and his Servant were at the door, who had lossed their way, were very cold and begged leave to warm themselves by our fire.
A servant or a favorite, if he be inward, and no other apparent cause of esteem, is commonly thought, but a by-way to close corruption.
Since the number of communities is very great, it follows necessarily that there will be many different sorts of citizens, particularly of those who are governed by others, so that in one state it may be necessary to admit mechanics and hired servants to be citizens, but in others it may be impossible; as particularly in an aristocracy, where honours are bestowed on virtue and dignity: for it is impossible for one who lives the life of a mechanic or hired servant to acquire the practice of virtue.
His servant handed him a half-cut novel, in the form of letters, by Madame de Souza.
The banker did not seem really great to me, but his servant - oh yes.
It is intended to be my wife's servant maid," he said.