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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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Two of the warders were agents of Prendergast, and the second mate was his right-hand man.
When the fighting was over there was no one left of our enemies except just the warders the mates, and the doctor.
The two warders had been shot and thrown overboard, and so also had the third mate.
Another sable warder (a carpenter, who had once eaten two geese for a wager) opened the door, and showed me into the best parlour.
In due time we were challenged by the warders, from the castle walls, and after a parley admitted.
Returning in less than three minutes, a warder announced ``that the Prior Aymer of Jorvaulx, and the good knight Brian de Bois-Guilbert, commander of the valiant and venerable order of Knights Templars, with a small retinue, requested hospitality and lodging for the night, being on their way to a tournament which was to be held not far from Ashby-de-la-Zouche, on the second day from the present.''
No warder dared to ask: For he to whom a watcher's doom
For ten seconds there was silence as though all had been struck dumb; even the warder stepped back, mechanically retreated to the door, and stood immovable.
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.
I don't think they can kill Drugger Davis on that old vague story of the poison; and as for the convict who killed the warder, I suppose it's obvious that you haven't got him.
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.
Deputy Commissioner of prisons, corporate services, Ms Keneilwe Bogosing, has encouraged senior warders to act responsibly when executing their mandate.