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Overview page. Subjects: Literature — History.

Is thy servant a dog? a biblical saying, with reference to 2 Kings 8:13, in which the Syrian Hazael protests against Elisha's prophecy that he will do harm to Israel.

servant of...

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Servant

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

French: occupational name for a servant, Old French servant (from Latin serviens).

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servant

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — History.

Is thy servant a dog? a biblical saying, with reference to 2 Kings 8:13, in which the Syrian Hazael protests against Elisha's prophecy that he will do harm to Israel.

servant of...

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Servants

Charles Rosenberg.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 2910 words.

By the late nineteenth century, the word “servant” acquired a narrow meaning of domestic staff or personal attendants, serving for

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servant

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 37 words.

personal or domestic attendant XIII; one under obligation to work for (and obey) another XIV. — OF. servant m. and

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Servants

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 178 words.

David Westlake’s carefully crafted guitar pop tunes were the central attraction of west London’s Servants. Accompanied by John Mahon (guitar),

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Servants

Bridget Hill.

June 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 286 pages.

The importance of domestic service in the 18th century has long been recognized by historians but apart from a number of recent controversial articles, this is the first detailed study of...

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Servants

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

David Westlake’s carefully crafted guitar pop tunes were the central attraction of west London’s Servants. Accompanied by John Mahon (guitar), Philip King (bass - later with Felt, Biff Bang...

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servants’

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 70 words.

Underground tunnel giving access from working-areas (stable-courtyards, etc.) to the basement of the main house or from, e.g., kitchen to gardens. The objective was to shield servants from...

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servant

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 63 words.

is thy servant a dog? a biblical saying, with reference to 2 Kings 8:13, in which the Syrian Hazael protests against Elisha's prophecy that he will do harm to Israel....

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Servant boy

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 24 words.

Servant boys and servant girls were the young people who went into service, agricultural or domestic.

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Servant songs

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 121 words.

Poems about a faithful servant of the Lord found in the Hebrew Book of Isaiah. The Servant songs are

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farm servants

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 501 words.

The usual distinction between a farm servant and a farm labourer was that a servant was an adolescent boy or

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farm servants

David Hey.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 103 words.

The distinction between a farm servant and a farm labourer was that a servant was an adolescent boy or an

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farm servants

Overview page. Subjects: History.

The distinction between a farm servant and a farm labourer was that a servant was an adolescent boy or an unmarried man who was hired for a year and who ...

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domestic servant

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Before the First World War more Canadian women worked as domestic servants than in any other paid employment. Although almost one-third of early colonial servants were male, by the late ...

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Hortensius' Servant

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(servants of Timon's creditors) appear in Timon of Athens 3.4, to demand repayment of debts.

Anne Button

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servant, service

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 133 words.

The translation ‘servant’ spares the harshness of the Hebrew and Greek words for a slave, and modern translations often prefer

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servant, service

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 135 words.

The translation ‘servant’ spares the harshness of the Hebrew and Greek words for a slave, and modern translations often prefer

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Pauper Servants

Bridget Hill.

in Servants

June 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9204 words.

This chapter examines the employment of paupers as domestic servants in England during the 18th century. Pauper servants were usually those placed out by the parish authorities all too...

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domestic servants

Marilyn Barber.

in The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 352 words.

Before the First World War more Canadian women worked as domestic servants than in any other paid employment. Although almost

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