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warder

1 (feminine), wardress
Chiefly Brit an officer in charge of prisoners in a jail

warder

2
(formerly) a staff or truncheon carried by a ruler as an emblem of authority and used to signal his wishes or intentions
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When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects.
This is thematised in Carter's novel through the resonance with Foucault's Panopticon, in which the prison wardress is no less imprisoned than the incarcerated because no less subject to observation: "In that room she'd sit all day and stare and stare and stare at her murderesses and they, in turn, sat all day and stared at her" (210).
Then a wardress poured liquid down my throat out of a tin enamelled cup.
LAST week in Bad Girls (ITV, 9pm), the wardress made an order to "top and tail" an inmate thought to be infested with lice.
The wardress fielded captain Evelyne Makuto, Mercy Moim, Joy Luseneka, Immaculate Chemtai, Edith Wisa, libero returnee Elizabeth Wanyama and Lorine Chebet who made her debut at the event as the East Africans lie bear their intentions to win the title they last won in 2013 in Madagascar.