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clerk

1. clerk to the justices (in England) a legally qualified person who sits in court with lay justices to advise them on points of law
2. an employee of a court, legislature, board, corporation, etc., who keeps records and accounts, etc.
3. Brit a senior official of the House of Commons
4. a cleric
5. US and Canadian short for salesclerk
6. Archaic a scholar
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Surveillance video cameras covering the lobby of a hotel on North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles show the 31-year-old Rosales, clad in dark clothes and a watch cap, checking to make sure there were no witnesses before confronting the desk clerk with a pistol and demanding money.
The investigators come up against a block wall when they try to question the secretive desk clerk, who refuses to divulge any information about the motel's regulars.
She recalled a moment not too long ago when a dentist walked into her office, plopped a couple hundred applications on her desk, and asked for her help to find a front desk clerk.
I met a perspective member in the desk clerk when I checked into the hotel for a convention in Puerto Rico and signed up, as a life member, the cabbie taking me to the hotel in Cincinnati recently.
Where the desk clerk takes your credit card and shows a golden grin
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