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 Servant (Faithful).Servus Servo’rum (Latin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Serve.
 
I’ll serve him out—give a quid pro quo. This is the French server, to do an ill turn to one.   1
   To serve a rope. To roll something upon it to prevent it from being fretted. The “service” or material employed is spun yarn, small lines, sennit, ropes, old leather, or canvas.   2
 


 Servant (Faithful).Servus Servo’rum (Latin). 

 
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