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town crier

(formerly) a person employed by a town to make public announcements in the streets
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The office of crier is generally filled by some old man, who is good for little else.
In obedience to this command the crier performed another concerto on the bell, whereupon a gentleman in the crowd called out 'Muffins'; which occasioned another laugh.
The goddess Dawn now wended her way to vast Olympus that she might herald day to Jove and to the other immortals, and Agamemnon sent the criers round to call the people in assembly; so they called them and the people gathered thereon.
He at once sent the criers round to call the people in assembly.
Criers went the rounds early in the eve- ning and announced the coming attempt, which put every pulse up to fever heat.
Such criers of ill to come may well find ill at hand, Mopo.
He at once sent the criers round to call the people in assembly, so they called them and the people gathered thereon; then, when they were got together, he went to the place of assembly spear in hand--not alone, for his two hounds went with him.
gt; The Town Crier leads the Marshfield Mummers, The Old Time Paper Boys, wearing costumes made from old newspapers, as they perform their traditional Boxing Day mummers' play in the village of Marshfield, Wiltshire, yesterday.
Huddersfield town crier Vic Watson hosted the event, which was held at Nelson Mandela Corner behind the library in the town centre.
They were joined by Paul Gough, town crier for Nuneaton and Bedworth, Carole Williams, town crier for Bishop's Stortford, the Rev Kelly Betteridge, vicar of St Nicolas Parish Church, the Burbage Silver Band and managing director of London Midland Patrick Verwer.
TOWN crier Tony Appleton, who announced the birth of the new princess, said he was told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be "touched" when he asked if could make the proclamation.
Bruce was active in the Bay of Quinte Branch, spoke on more than one occasion, and served as town crier at many Loyalist Days.