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valet de chambre


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a body servant, or personal attendant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer


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  • The surgeon, valet de chambre of the marechal, maintained it was not the gout, and dressed the suffering part with beaume tranquille.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • But the first thing necessary was to see the place, and we agreed upon a day when the marechal was to send his valet de chambre with a carriage to take me to it.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • M. despair was at its height, when M. Hubert, ordinary valet de chambre of the Emperor, came to tell me that his M.jesty would give me all I wished if I would follow him, and that three hundred thousand francs would be immediately handed me.

    Recollections of the private life of Napoleon

  • The governor said, “That in his own person were to be considered the services of the count his father; and that those hundred thousand crowns, which would be gained at least by Pereyra, were a more suitable reward for the son of Atayda, than for the valet de chambre of Cotigno.”

    The Works of John Dryden

  • The valet de chambre took General Drouot apart, and told him what he had heard.

    The Memoirs of Napoleon


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