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master

(1) Employer-employee law is sometimes called master-servant law.(2) A person appointed by a court to perform a specific function, such as to sell real estate that is in dispute or to assist with evidentiary issues or other duties. (The practice is rare in federal court, but very common in some state courts.)

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To retain the fort is now impossible," said his liberal enemy; "it is necessary to the interests of my master that it should be destroyed; but as for yourselves and your brave comrades, there is no privilege dear to a soldier that shall be denied.
Now, Jim, walk like old Uncle Cudjoe, when he has the rheumatism," said his master.
Yet I could scarce choose but laugh, when my old master passed so near to me, dreaming all the while that Gurth was keeping his porkers many a mile off, in the thickets and swamps of Rotherwood.
One day it came to Philip's turn to translate, and the master sat there glaring at him and furiously biting his thumb.
They saw that trees were green in nature, and brown in the Old Masters, and they thought the latter color not an improvement on the former--and said so.
Why, in those very passages of arms, how can you thoroughly appreciate them unless you are master of the weapons?
At his new home Master George ruled like a lord; at dinner he invited the ladies to drink wine with the utmost coolness, and took off his champagne in a way which charmed his old grandfather.
My master went with me to the smith's forge, to see that I was not hurt or got any fright.
Our honored master is very hard to manage; and the doctor thinks, as we do, that your presence is wanted in the house.
And then he asked, with a cross-examining air, "How much money might there be in the bags, Master Marner?
My master gave public notice that he would show me again the next market-day; and in the meantime he prepared a convenient vehicle for me, which he had reason enough to do; for I was so tired with my first journey, and with entertaining company for eight hours together, that I could hardly stand upon my legs, or speak a word.
There is no need of threats with me," said Sancho, "for I am not a man to rob or murder anybody; let his own fate, or God who made him, kill each one; my master is engaged very much to his taste doing penance in the midst of these mountains; and then, offhand and without stopping, he told them how he had left him, what adventures had befallen him, and how he was carrying a letter to the lady Dulcinea del Toboso, the daughter of Lorenzo Corchuelo, with whom he was over head and ears in love.

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