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waiter Idioms & Phrases


Coast waiter

  • a customhouse officer who superintends the landing or shipping of goods for the coast trade. Eng.
Webster 1913

dumb-waiter

Dumb"-wait`er noun
Definitions
  1. A framework on which dishes, food, etc., are passed from one room or story of a house to another; a lift for dishes, etc.; also, a piece of furniture with movable or revolving shelves.
Webster 1913

Landing waiter

  • a customhouse officer who oversees the landing of goods, etc., from vessels; a landwaiter.
Webster 1913

shad-waiter

Shad"-wait`er noun
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A lake whitefish; the roundfish. See Roundfish.
Webster 1913

waiter's assistant

  • noun a restaurant attendant who sets tables and assists waiters and clears away dirty dishes
    busboy.
WordNet

wine waiter

  • noun a waiter who manages wine service in a hotel or restaurant
    wine steward; sommelier.
WordNet

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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