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I looked up, and saw the livery my father's menials had worn.

I took her myself to livery stables near me, and wrote for Styles.

Into this scene stepped a young man in the Burrell Court livery.

“Pete” himself had driven the equipage over from the livery stable.

Once in a while a picnic comes over in a livery four-seater, but not often.

I heard your speech this morning about his mistress, with her livery of scarlet and gold.

Fust time she was in one of Snow's livery buggies, Snow's boy drivin' her.

The butler, an exalted personage in livery, answered my ring.

Can ye say that, beholding me in this livery of a service I despise?

There was only one way of renouncing the world—to return its wages and strip off its livery.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "household allowance of any kind (food, provisions, clothing) to retainers or servants," from Anglo-French livere (late 13c.), Old French livrée, "allowance, ration, pay," originally "(clothes) delivered by a master to his retinue," from fem. past participle of livrer "to dispense, deliver, hand over," from Latin liberare (see liberate). The sense later was reduced to "servants' rations" and "provender for horses" (mid-15c.). The former led to the meaning "distinctive clothing given to servants" (early 14c.); the latter now is obsolete except in livery stable (1705). Related: Liveried.

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