scullion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scullion a kitchen servant employed to do menial tasks (especially washing)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scullion skŭl"yŭn (Bot) A scallion.
    • n Scullion A servant who cleans pots and kettles, and does other menial services in the kitchen. "The meanest scullion that followed his camp."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scullion A servant who cleans pots and kettles, and does other menial service in the kitchen or scullery.
    • n scullion A low, disreputable, mean fellow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scullion skul′yun a servant in the scullery: a servant for drudgery-work: a mean fellow
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. escouillon,Cot.) a dishclout, apparently for escouvillon, F. écouvillon, a swab; cf. also OF. souillon, a servant employed for base offices. Cf. Scovel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Not allied to scullery. O. Fr. escouillon, a dish-clout—L. scopa, a broom.

Usage

In literature:

To the merry bridal pair, what hast thou to say, old scullion?
"Frédéric Mistral" by Charles Alfred Downer
The meanest of her scullions knew of the coming woe before she knew it.
"The Well in the Desert" by Emily Sarah Holt
This proud woman with the domineering personality now wore wooden shoes and the garb of a scullion.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
As soon as they had passed, she told the scullion all that had happened.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
He was only a cook's apprentice, or scullion.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
Court parties and court factions are always known to the populace, even down to the groom and scullions.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
The King commands Count Ganelon be seized And given to the scullions of his house.
"La Chanson de Roland" by Léon Gautier
I'm sure no woman employed in this hotel, down to the lowest kitchen scullion, has resigned or been discharged during the last few days.
"Mary Louise Solves a Mystery" by L. Frank Baum
At this moment the cook strolled up and saw his scullion standing there.
"The Red Romance Book" by Various
Scullions pass by without saluting them.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
Moreover, Blackthorn wore most of the clothes brought by the scullion.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
And as before, was every mouth agape from squire's to scullion's, as he sang.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
She had no more power or influence in her own house, than the lowest scullion in her kitchen.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
I'd be glad enough to play the scullion in her kitchen.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
Here was no scullion, no plaything of an idle hour.
"Terribly Intimate Portraits" by Noël Coward
But the palace of Hampton lay deserted and given up to scullions, who lay in the sunlight and took their rare ease.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
An you have a butt of this same brew, Sir Percevall Hart is your slave, your scullion, your foot-boy!
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
They want a cook and a scullion and a kitchenmaid.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
Yet, if I can serve Him better as a door-porter or a scullion, I would have Him do His will with me.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
While Cherubino, the waiter, teaches you how to be a scullion, I will instruct you in philosophy.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
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In poetry:

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
Will go, like the center of sea-green pomp,
In an intenser calm,
Scullion of fate,
Across the spick torrent, ceaselessly,
Upon her irretrievable way.
"The Paltry Nude Starts On A Spring Voyage" by Wallace Stevens
About the hall the scullions ran with meats both and fresh and
potted;
The pages came with cup and can, all for the guests allotted;
Ah, how they jeered that good fat man as up the stairs he trotted!
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Robert L "Scub" Scullion , 68, of Phoenix, Ariz. Died Friday after a battle with cancer.
Bob was born July 19, 1943 in Salem, a son of the late Robert and Ruth (Warner) Scullion .
And Mrs Jack Scullion .
Jack and Theo Scullion of Follansbee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 16.
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