pursuivant


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pursuivant

1. History a state or royal messenger
2. History a follower or attendant
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And it won't take a card with our pictures on to sort that out, but a sweep of the House of Lords, their barons and their Pursuivant Extraordinaries.
If they're anything like the Scottish equivalent - the Court of the Lord Lyon - you'll need to butter up your pursuivant.
Whalen does engage Hester's argument about the sacramental resonance of Satire IV in "Kind Pitty" and "Brave Scorn": John Donne's Satyres (1982), but he seems to ignore Hester's argument that the interlocutor may be a disguised pursuivant attempting to entrap the poetic persona.
He will always have someone, probably with an ancient and ludicrous title like S-Bend Pursuivant, to do it for him.
By sheer strength of will he succeeded in keeping ahead of pursuivant death until his forty-fifth year, when he had an appointment in Samoa.
Simmons, a ruling elder throughout the 1870s, was appointed Grand Pursuivant within the Grand Lodge, in charge of instructing members in the lore and practice of Freemasonry.
55 - 1, DION DEE (G Duffield) 9-2; 2, Pursuivant 7-1; 3, Level Headed 16-1.
But today I think this rule is worth breaking for Pursuivant in Haydock's Littleborough Handicap (4.
On the same card, my north of England spies will not be surprised if PURSUIVANT goes well in the amateurs' race.
by Kintyre Pursuivant Adam Loutfut at the behest of Marchmont Herald Sir William Cumming of Inverallochy' (p.
George, Richmond Herald and Sampson Lennard, Bluemantle Pursuivant .