Usage examples for salver

  1. He placed it on a silver salver and disappeared down the passage, while the twins peered curiously through the doorway. – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  2. The silence was fast threatening to bring the interview to a sudden and untimely end, when the door from the library opened, and a man- servant, bearing a little silver salver, entered the room. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  3. Dominey took it from the salver with a little nod. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. The letter would be brought to her on a silver salver, exciting perhaps the stately curiosity of Mrs. Quintan and questions embarrassing to answer. – Love, The Fiddler by Lloyd Osbourne
  5. And he handed it on a salver. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  6. Monsieur entered with a salver containing a silver cup of wine and some Rheims biscuit. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  7. Each must have his hair cut short, and the waiter must wear white gloves while waiting at table or when handing refreshments; even a glass of water on a silver salver must be brought with a gloved hand. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  8. A servant was going towards the house carrying carelessly a small silver salver. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  9. To- day the footman's hands must be clean; to- morrow he must wear gloves, and in his clean gloves he must present a letter on a clean salver. – The Moscow Census - From "What to do?" by Lyof N. Tolstoi
  10. But the salver was held out to him and the handwriting upon the envelope removed his doubts. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  11. Above this stands a large silver salver or oblong tray, lined with reflecting glass, on which Dresden swan and silver lilies seem floating in a veritable lake. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  12. She had just made up her mind on this point when there was a knock at the door, and Mrs. Kennedy bore in a salver with a cup of wine, and took from an attendant, who remained outside, a tray with some more solid food, which she placed on the broad edge of the deep- set window, and coming to the bedside, invited Mrs. Talbot to eat, while she watched the girl. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  13. It is a footman, with a telegram on a salver. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  14. Then the schoolroom party joined Lilias in the library, and were about to summon Nan from the attic, when Mary entered, bringing a card on a salver. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  15. A small bouquet of delicate odeur was here handed by a servant on a salver to his young master, and Eau Clair saying, " Let me be the first to fill the holder with fragrance," put the flowers into the golden receptacle. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  16. 27. It is related that the coffee was delivered to the two sovereigns in this room upon a gold salver by the most polished gentleman of the court. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  17. The sack that lay in the vestibule was examined, and found to contain all the church plate; a silver salver that had disappeared, about a month before, from Dr. Lincote's store of valuables; the Vicar's gold pencil- case, which he thought he had forgot in the vestry book; silver spoons, and various other contributions, levied from time to time off a dozen different households, the mysterious disappearance of which spoils had, of late years, begun to make the honest little community uncomfortable. – Madam Crowl's Ghost and The Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  18. He carried a telegram upon a salver. – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. When he came home, fagged out and dusty, at dinner time, Marietta presented a visiting card to him, on her handsomest salver. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland