He had a factotum named Charley Breen who was his valet, cook, hostler and assistant surveyor.
He was just about to step in, when the hostler came out, so they met at the door.
Even the obtuse faculties of the hostler had been drilled into knowing nothing of any other auberge in the town but his own.
He seemed in a very bad temper, and abused the hostler, though I could not tell what for.
He would then have time to get back and mount his horse—which he told the hostler to keep saddled—and follow her.
Goatry, who had handed the horse over to the hostler, watched them coming.
The same kind of waiter was there, a dish-thrower with the manners of a hostler.
"He seems like he were a part of the horse," declared the hostler, admiringly.
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 had heard the hostler whisper, and he caught Frank's question.
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.