The head servant in a household who is usually in charge of food service, the care of silverware, and the deportment of the other servants.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French bouteillier, bottle bearer, from bouteille, botele, bottle; see bottle.
, Benjamin Franklin 1818-1893.
American army officer and politician. His harsh rule as military governor of New Orleans (May-December 1862) led to charges of corruption and Butler's removal. He later opened the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson (1868).
, Nicholas Murray 1862-1947.
American educator who advocated peace through education. He shared the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize.
, Samuel 1612-1680.
English poet remembered primarily for his three-part work Hudibras (1663-1678), a venomous mock-heroic satire on the Puritans.
, Samuel 1835-1902.
British writer best known for The Way of All Flesh (1903), a semiautobiographical novel satirizing family life in mid-Victorian England.