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constable who garbles every phrase he speaks. [Br. Drama: Benét, 277]
See: Diction, Faulty
officious, inept constable. [Br. Lit.: Much Ado About Nothing]
ostentatiously and fastidiously examines prisoners. [Br. Lit.: Much Ado About Nothing]
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