warder


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warder

1 (feminine), wardress
Chiefly Brit an officer in charge of prisoners in a jail

warder

2
(formerly) a staff or truncheon carried by a ruler as an emblem of authority and used to signal his wishes or intentions
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I suppose we shall have an evil account of the herd; he was wont to be a faithful and cautious drudge, and I had destined him for something better; perchance I might even have made him one of my warders.''*
All the children of the village, and most of the women, were admiring these sable warders and the closed windows of the house and forge; and as I came up, one of the two warders (the postboy) knocked at the door - implying that I was far too much exhausted by grief, to have strength remaining to knock for myself.
He didn't explain that he had no quarrel with the poor warder. He didn't name the house of the rich man to which he was going with the gun.
It is certain he had done murder more than once long before his last exploit with the warder. But he was never entirely fixed for it, curiously enough because he did it in the same manner as those milder--or meaner--crimes for which he was fixed pretty often.
The paragraph was headed "Savage Murder of a Warder. Convict Escapes," and ran: "Just before dawn this morning a shout for help was heard in the Convict Settlement at Sequah in this State.
No warder dared to ask: For he to whom a watcher's doom
In due time we were challenged by the warders, from the castle walls, and after a parley admitted.
Two of the warders were agents of Prendergast, and the second mate was his right-hand man.
He's got two of the warders and Mereer, the second mate, and he'd get the captain himself, if he thought him worth it."
The two warders had been shot and thrown overboard, and so also had the third mate.
When the fighting was over there was no one left of our enemies except just the warders the mates, and the doctor.
But Scott Kelly from Balloch, Dunbartonshire, won one of the coveted jobs as a Yeoman Warder - nicknamed Beefeaters - last year.