from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A servant employed to do menial tasks in a kitchen.
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- n. Servant of lower class.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A scallion.
- n. A servant who cleans pots and kettles, and does other menial services in the kitchen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A servant who cleans pots and kettles, and does other menial service in the kitchen or scullery.
- n. A low, disreputable, mean fellow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a kitchen servant employed to do menial tasks (especially washing)
March 1789 the Times reported, in brief, oblique installments, that a scullion from the royal kitchens had been caught in flagrante delicto with
Agia smiled at that, but I called the scullion again and gave her an orichalk to bring a folding screen.
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Strange to say, this scullion was able to write, for a letter is extant from him to Sir Konrad, engaging to open the window immediately above the steep precipice, which on that side was deemed a sufficient protection to the castle, and to fasten a rope ladder by which to ascend the crags.
Warden, the young wife of John Van Warden, clad in rags, with marred and scarred and toil-calloused hands, bending over the campfire and doing scullion work-she, Vesta, who had been born to the purple to greatest baronage of wealth the world has ever known.
A cook slumped in a chair, with his fingers caught in the collar of the scullion who lay at his feet.
All this was learned from the gossip of a palace scullion, who slept each night in the slave pen.
The scullion brought the word in the night, and it was known that next day the berries would come in.
I had never done any hard manual labour, or scullion labour, in my life.
Good for little else than dish-washing and scullion work.