Clerks slang for thieves. [Br. Usage: Brewer Hand-book, 754; Br. Lit.: I Henry IV; II Henry IV]
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Would I were out of the shade of these infernal bushes, that I might at least see any of St Nicholas's clerks before they spring on my shoulders.
I am afraid,' said Squeers, perplexed with such an application from a youth of Nicholas's figure, 'I am afraid the young man won't suit me.
Newman said nothing, but folding his arms, and thrusting his head forward so as to obtain a nearer view of Nicholas's face, scanned his features closely.
And therefore Nicholas' first feeling on hearing the news was one of anger with Sonya.
It was important to us to involve the local children in the reveal of the latest depiction of the face of St Nicholas and I hope that they will think of his face every year on St Nicholas's feast day.
The Garage gig was Nicholas's first performance since he was voted runner-up to Sam Bailey in The X Factor.
The two critical studies of the novel that do exist have focused primarily on Nicholas's performances, though they come to opposite conclusions.
Expert Philip Lynch said: "It is an amazing story and yet very few people in Ireland know about St Nicholas's connection with this country.
One key facet of Nicholas's work that made it exceptional was his thorough knowledge and admiring use of Jewish exposition of the Scriptures, and in particular his reliance on the work of Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac (Rashi), the celebrated eleventh-century Jewish teacher from Troves.
Lynn Nicholas's first book on a Holocaust-related subject, Rape of Europa, won awards and helped change history: it intensified the search for art looted by the Nazis.
And despite his health problems, Nicholas's feisty spirit leaps off the screen.