Butler

Definitions

  • ROADS THROUGH THE ASPENS Range: Northern United States and Canada, south in the Rocky Mountains to Mexico. Photograph by Albert E. Butler
    ROADS THROUGH THE ASPENS Range: Northern United States and Canada, south in the Rocky Mountains to Mexico. Photograph by Albert E. Butler
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n butler a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table
    • n Butler English poet (1612-1680)
    • n Butler English novelist who described a fictitious land he called Erewhon (1835-1902)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The butler confronting William on the doorstep The butler confronting William on the doorstep

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jean Marie Butler was the first woman graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1980. She also was the first woman to graduate from any U.S. service academy.
    • n Butler bŭt"lẽr An officer in a king's or a nobleman's household, whose principal business it is to take charge of the liquors, plate, etc.; the head servant in a large house. "The butler and the baker of the king of Egypt.""Your wine locked up, your butler strolled abroad."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n butler A man-servant in a household whose principal duty is to take charge of the liquors, plate, etc.; the head male servant of a household.
    • n butler The title of an official of high rank nominally connected with the importation and supply of wine for the royal table, but having different duties in different countries and at various times.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Butler but′lėr a servant who has charge of the liquors, plate, &c
    • v.i Butler to act as butler
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Quotations

  • W. Somerset Maugham
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    “Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
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    “American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. boteler, F. bouteillier, a bottle-bearer, a cupbearer, fr. LL. buticularius, fr. buticula, bottle. See Bottle a hollow vessel

Usage

In literature:

Gen. Butler's farewell proclamation to New Orleans rings the purest and most patriotic harmony.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
Hampton moved from Trevilian Station with the two brigades of Butler and Young, Butler on the left.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
The old butler met her in the hall.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
The telegram reached the butler as to Hampstead's coming on the Monday, and was, of course, communicated at once to Lord Kingsbury.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Their conduct at the battle of Estel's Station met with many words of praise from Mann Butler, the Kentucky historian.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
The feelings of Rosa Minturn, when she recognized the voice of the Tory colonel, Butler, may be imagined.
"The Wilderness Fugitives" by Edward S. Ellis
The butler glanced at his card, then picked from a heap on the console a little envelope which he proffered on his tray.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
A gray-haired man in a black butler's coat appeared.
"The Eyes Have It" by James McKimmey
There's a few prints made by the butler opening and shutting the doors.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
Butler makes a new find.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
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In poetry:

So easy 'tis to make a rhyme,
That did the world but know it,
Your coachman might Parnassus climb,
Your butler be a poet.
"Facility" by Robert W Service
The housemaids parley at the gate,
The scullions on the stair,
And in the footmen’s grave debate
The butler deigns to share.
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The rich man has a cellar,
And a ready butler by him;
The poor man must steer
For his pint of beer
Where the saint can't choose but to spy him.
"Rich & Poor; or Saint & Sinner" by Thomas Love Peacock
He nourished now his flame and fanned it,
He even danced at work below.
The upper servants wouldn't stand it,
And BOWLES the butler told him so.
"Little Oliver" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Then came the arming of the slaves,
The noble Butler's "contrabands,"
Who proved themselves not only braves,
But ranked the soldiers of our lands.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
No butler's proxies snore supine,
Where the old monarch kept his wine;
No Welch ox roasting, horns and all,
Adorns his throng'd and laughing hall;
But where he pray'd, and told his beads,
A thriving ash luxuriant spreads.
"The Banks Of Wye - Book I" by Robert Bloomfield

In news:

Chris Butler — Chris Butler/Idaho Statesman.
Photo by Christine Butler, Current.
Hutchinson Community College's Jatavius Stewart (1) grabs a reception while defended by Butler's Torrel Saffold (20) during the first half of their game on Saturday in Hutchinson.
Pope's butler faces trial, and eyes turn to Vatican judicial system .
Members of this year's Sweetwater High School junior varsity tennis team are, front row kneeling from left, Tyler Stacy, Victoria Corley, Maty Montgomery, Maddie Howard, Shaina Wiltze, Katie Melendrez, Mark Butler.
Kamia "Kim" Louvenia Butler, age 43 of Delano, formerly of Maple Plain, died suddenly Saturday, Oct 6, 2012.
Jakari Butler fatally stabbed in Oxon Hill.
The Butler County Sheriff's Office said rescue crews were sent to a residence in the 7700 block of Keister Road about 11:23 am Sunday.
He is survived by his children, Katherine Butler of Collingswood, NJ.
In 1917 (Butler, 2009) and Kenneth Clark was born in 1914 and raised in Harlem, N.Y.
Butler says that you learn where big kings are likely to be through experience.
BUTLER TOWNSHIP- A local campground has joined an international franchise, meaning increased services for campers.
One side of the coat is made from laminated cotton (from Amy Butler's Love collection), which is an excellent water-resistant choice for rain wear.
After witnessing "The Ugly Truth," it's good to see Gerard Butler back in a movie with balls ¦ which he later severs with a box cutter.
A Butler County company has announced more layoffs .
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In science:

The next large group of (gas giant) exoplanets (well over 100 at this point), were discovered by the radial velocity variability they induce in their host stars (Marcy & Butler 1998).
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
It is worth recalling the time of the first exoplanet discoveries (Marcy and Butler 1998). These have Jovian masses, but are in very close orbits to their stars.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
By designing tapped holes into the workpiece where reference spheres can be attached, measurements from the two positions can be stitched into one coordinate system. A FORTRAN software implementation for that method was provided by Butler, Forbes and Kenward in .
Practical Way to Measure Large-Scale 2D Surfaces Using Repositioning on Coordinate-Measuring Machines
Leuschel, M., Butler, M.: ProB: An automated analysis toolset for the B method.
Syntactic Abstraction of B Models to Generate Tests
Przybilla, Nieva, & Butler (2008, PNB08) have recently analyzed a representative sample of six unevolved early B-type stars in nearby OB associations and the field, and found a very narrow distribution of abundances , with mean values that are larger compared to previous works.
The chemical composition of the Orion star forming region: stars, gas and dust
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