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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wait·er n.
 1. One who, or that which, waits; an attendant; a servant in attendance, esp. at table.
 The waiters stand in ranks; the yeomen cry,
 “Make room,” as if a duke were passing by.   --Swift.
 2. A vessel or tray on which something is carried, as dishes, etc.; a salver.
 Coast waiter. See under Coast, n.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coast n.
 1. The side of a thing. [Obs.]
 2. The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier border. [Obs.]
    From the river, the river Euphrates, even to the uttermost sea, shall your coast be.   --Deut. xi. 24.
 3. The seashore, or land near it.
    He sees in English ships the Holland coast.   --Dryden.
 We the Arabian coast do know
 At distance, when the species blow.   --Waller.
 The coast is clear, the danger is over; no enemy in sight. --Dryden. Fig.: There are no obstacles. “Seeing that the coast was clear, Zelmane dismissed Musidorus.” --Sir P. Sidney.
 Coast guard. (a) A body of men originally employed along the coast to prevent smuggling; now, under the control of the admiralty, drilled as a naval reserve. [Eng.] (b) The force employed in life-saving stations along the seacoast. [U. S.]
 Coast rat Zool., a South African mammal (Bathyergus suillus), about the size of a rabbit, remarkable for its extensive burrows; -- called also sand mole.
 Coast waiter, a customhouse officer who superintends the landing or shipping of goods for the coast trade. [Eng.]