He had a factotum named Charley Breen who was his valet, cook, hostler and assistant surveyor.
The hostler took the reins and Robert stepped from the wagon.
Even the obtuse faculties of the hostler had been drilled into knowing nothing of any other auberge in the town but his own.
He was just about to step in, when the hostler came out, so they met at the door.
He would then have time to get back and mount his horse—which he told the hostler to keep saddled—and follow her.
He seemed in a very bad temper, and abused the hostler, though I could not tell what for.
The same kind of waiter was there, a dish-thrower with the manners of a hostler.
Goatry, who had handed the horse over to the hostler, watched them coming.
An hostler—a tapster—and a constable, courted her at the same time, and I offered to cudgel the whole three of them for her!
"He seems like he were a part of the horse," declared the hostler, admiringly.
late 14c., "one who tends to horses at an inn," also, occasionally, "innkeeper," from Anglo-French hostiler, Old French hostelier "innkeeper, steward" (12c., Modern French hôtelier), from Medieval Latin hostilarius "the monk who entertains guests at a monastery," from hospitale "inn" (see hospital). See also ostler.