poulter


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poulter

(ˈpəʊltə)
n
1. (Agriculture) another word for poulterer
2. (Professions) archaic a member of staff within e.g. a monastery or royal household, responsible for the supply of poultry
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Poulter was more reticent, only taking care not to give the weight of his authority to any loose notions concerning military history.
Poulter would continue, on coming to a pause in his discipline; "they'd better not talk to me about General Wolfe.
Poulter," Tom would say, at any allusion to the sword, "I wish you'd bring your sword and do the sword-exercise
Poulter only shook his head in a significant manner at this request, and smiled patronizingly, as Jupiter may have done when Semele urged her too ambitious request.
Poulter, involuntarily falling in with Tom's enthusiasm, and drawing the sword so suddenly that Tom leaped back with much agility.
Poulter, if you're going to do the exercise," said Tom, a little conscious that he had not stood his ground as became an Englishman, "let me go and call Philip.
Poulter, coughing and drawing himself up, while he gave a little preliminary play to his wrist.
Come, Philip," said Tom, bursting in; "don't stay roaring 'la la' there; come and see old Poulter do his sword-exercise in the carriage-house
The jar of this interruption, the discord of Tom's tones coming across the notes to which Philip was vibrating in soul and body, would have been enough to unhinge his temper, even if there had been no question of Poulter the drilling-master; and Tom, in the hurry of seizing something to say to prevent Mr.
Poulter was a host in himself; that is to say, he admired himself more than a whole army of spectators could have admired him.
Poulter," said Tom, when the sword was being finally sheathed, "I wish you'd lend me your sword a little while to keep.
Poulter, shaking his head decidedly; "you might do yourself some mischief with it.