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sidesman

/ˈsaɪdzmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(Church of England) a man elected to help the parish church warden
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  • That was not the case, because Mr. Mowll was a member of the Church of England and a sidesman.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • And then very quietly he stole one mole-like look into his sidesman's face.

    The Return Walter de la Mare
  • A stickler was a sidesman to a fencer, so called because he carried a stick, wherewith to part the combatants.

  • "I'm sorry my nephew made a noise," said John to the sidesman.

    Poor Relations Compton Mackenzie
  • He obeyed passively, became a sidesman, and in due course vicar's warden.

    The Gay Adventure Richard Bird
  • Whether the John of 1646 was the same as the sidesman of 1605 or not, he was certainly buried in the parish.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • Mr. Ransome was sidesman at the Parish Church, and at no time was the Headache compatible with being sidesman.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair

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