steward


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steward

a waiter on a ship or aircraft
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Hiram by this time had got on his feet again, and with out the reach of the steward, when he broke forth in violent appeals for vengeance.
The curious spectators had exhausted the conversation of the steward, who had drunk good fellowship with half of his acquaintance, and, as Natty was no longer in motion, by eight o’clock, Billy Kirby, who was the last lounger at the window, retired into the “Templeton Coffee-house,” when Natty rose and hung a blanket before the opening, and the prisoners apparently retired for the night.
"Bertuccio," said he, "give fifty-five thousand francs to monsieur." The steward left the room with a faltering step, and returned with a bundle of bank-notes, which the notary counted like a man who never gives a receipt for money until after he is sure it is all there.
And the steward followed the notary out of the room.
"Thy breakfast, Master Fireblaze, is in the pantry," answered the Steward.
"Go thou and fetch it thine own self," quoth the Steward. "Am I thy slave, to fetch and carry for thee?"
"Because I like to speak the truth," said the Steward. "Why didn't you enchant them all at once, instead of allowing them to go one by one into the palace and guess which ornaments are the Queen of Ev and her children?"
In came the Chief Steward, trying not to show the Nome King how frightened he was.
"Me like 'm," the darkness answered, and through the darkness the body that owned the voice approached with such strange sounds that the steward lighted a match to see.
But there, locking up the stores for the night, stood the fat steward.
Besides this the chief steward wrote every year telling him of fires and bad harvests, or of the necessity of rebuilding factories and workshops.
To celebrate it I ordered my steward to bring me a very fat cow to sacrifice.