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beadle

1. (formerly, in the Church of England) a minor parish official who acted as an usher and kept order
2. (in Scotland) a church official attending on the minister
3. Judaism a synagogue attendant
4. an official in certain British universities and other institutions
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Oliver was frightened at the sight of so many gentlemen, which made him tremble: and the beadle gave him another tap behind, which made him cry.
For the combination of both these blessings in the one simple process of picking oakum, Oliver bowed low by the direction of the beadle, and was then hurried away to a large ward; where, on a rough, hard bed, he sobbed himself to sleep.
The master aimed a blow at Oliver's head with the ladle; pinioned him in his arm; and shrieked aloud for the beadle.
What time the beadle, hovering between the door of Mr.
He is conducted by the beadle and the landlord to the Harmonic Meeting Room, where he puts his hat on the piano and takes a Windsor-chair at the head of a long table formed of several short tables put together and ornamented with glutinous rings in endless involutions, made by pots and glasses.
The beadle is very careful that two gentlemen not very neat about the cuffs and buttons (for whose accommodation he has provided a special little table near the coroner in the Harmonic Meeting Room) should see all that is to be seen.
Beadles says: 'If a teacher wants to truly engage a class, he gets them off their chairs and asks them to use their bodies in moving or making things.
British Retail Consortium MD Jeremy Beadles is leaving the consortium to head up the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.
In their five years together they went to Beadle and his wife Sue's house two to three times and the Beadles returned the visits.
DUBLIN, Ohio -- ENDFORCE, a leading provider of vendor-neutral network access control software, announced today that Chief Architect Mark Beadles will participate on a panel on best practices for quarantining non-compliant endpoints during the Detroit SecureWorld Expo, taking place on Sept.
Nasdaq:NSYS) has named Patrick Beadles as a new National Account Manager.
makes you wonder why they slagged Jeremy Beadle for filling our Saturday nights with Game For A Laugh, Beadle's About and You've Been Framed.