And let him only speak, and the place of under-keeper shall be his, damn me twice over if it sha'n't!
There are the two terriers and the under-keeper's Irish mongrel that's on to rats like a flash.
The Justices looked surprised, as the under-keeper had the character of being an honest, truth-telling man.
Here also, in all probability, was the man who had fired the shot that killed the under-keeper.
But the man who had helped the lad to administer the poisoned clyster, the under-keeper Weston, was at hand.
She turned and left him, while Appleby, who went down, found Godfrey Palliser talking to the under-keeper on the terrace.
I've heard Giles say so to the under-keeper and call him 'a regular slaughterer' and 'a true-blood Englishman.'
The old house-keeper, Madame Paillard, nodded and pointed to her son, the under-keeper.
Toomer, the under-keeper, went with him to the place, accompanied by a bloodhound.
A casual question of mine about the game conditions elicited from him the information that he was an under-keeper at the Castle.
c.1300 (late 13c. as a surname), "one who has charge of some person or thing, warden," agent noun from keep (v.). Sense of "one who carries on some business" is from mid-15c. Sporting sense (originally cricket) is from 1744. Meaning "something (or someone) worth keeping" is attested by 1999. Brother's keeper is from Genesis iv:9.
Someone or something worth keeping or trying to keep: This husband's a keeper