RIVER BEND CHRONICLE GLOSSARY, ENTRY #4

Custondian

Definition:  cus-ton-di-an, noun:

  1. Custodian working for a minimal wage and paying a maximum price.
  2. Custard aficionado who has morphed into a twin of their favorite dessert.

Sentence:

He was the miracle worker of my McKinley Elementary School gallery of blurs and cameos, but to others—to the Atari Hush Puppies Spalding herd—a charge, a slave, or barely human Custondian, with limbs paddling in back-hall sloughs, his T-shirt collar showing, there to mock. (p. 173-4, River Bend Chronicle: The Junkification of a Boyhood Idyll amid the Curious Glory of Urban Iowa)

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