No, I do not think they would refuse a police escort to Sheriffs' officers proceeding to distrain on the Belfast manufacturers.
But the answer was returned that "he had nothing whereon to distrain."
Distringas, dis-tring′gas, n. an old writ directing a sheriff or other officer to distrain.
It was not long before the lawyer came to distrain for tithe.
Done, said the little Cantab, if only to rile the landlord, and he may distrain the shells.
And God will make it dearer to you, if you put him to distrain on you for duty.
We have been obliged to distrain, as you know; and I wish John Smithies to buy in what he pleases.
After which the visitor informed Hirschler that he had come to distrain.
A shrug of the shoulders from Meadows had caused the landlord to distrain.
The bailiffs were pelted with rocks when they came to distrain.