To calm the lawyer down, Ramesh asked a constable to go fetch a bottle of Old Monk rum.
In the morning, Ramesh came back, was told by a constable about Xerox, and said, "Shit, it wasn't a dream, then."
They drank it in half an hour, and the constable went to fetch another.
The florid brushwork of a constable gets hypertrophied in Freud, into a kind of gross exaggeration of what unleashed paint can do.
He read it, reread it, and then turned inquiringly to the constable.
Still he reflected that he would be unable to get out, and in the morning he could go for the constable.
It is not lolling with a pipe in his mouth that the British constable guards an important prisoner.
"Six pounds if he was a gentleman: two pounds if he wasnt," said the constable.
"Kevan and the constable should head them off," whispered Maxwell.
The constable did not know whether he was shamming or not, but he took no risks.
c.1200, "chief household officer, justice of the peace," from Old French conestable (12c., Modern French connétable), "steward, governor," principal officer of the Frankish king's household, from Late Latin comes stabuli, literally "count of the stable" (established by Theodosian Code, c.438 C.E.), hence, "chief groom." See count (n.). Second element is from Latin stabulum "stable, standing place" (see stable (n.)). Probably a translation of a Germanic word. Meaning "an officer of the peace" is from c.1600, transferred to "police officer" 1836. French reborrowed constable 19c. as "English police."