Today, the yeomen of the Guard continue this historic search, in addition to more hi-tec security checks by police.
He noted that he was level with the yeomen, and he knew that from the point where he saw them the road took a wide curve inland.
The tall pines themselves shook with the cheer which the yeomen raised.
But the yeos (meaning the yeomen) will call out mightily,—'Piper!
Then all the yeomen were silenced by the scorn of his words.
The bottom of the hall was thronged with yeomen of the guard, halberdiers, and henchmen.
No end of yeomen on the beaches; the cream of agricultural England.
Against him were ranged the citizens, the gentry, many even of the lords and the sober well-informed part of the yeomen.
And what appetites these yeomen and cattle-dealers have got, to be sure!
She brought with her a hundred yeomen of her guard and a score of ladies and gentlemen.
c.1300, "attendant in a noble household," of unknown origin, perhaps a contraction of Old English iunge man "young man," or from an unrecorded Old English *geaman, equivalent of Old Frisian gaman "villager," from Old English -gea "district, village," cognate with Old Frisian ga, ge, from Proto-Germanic *gaujan.
Sense of "commoner who cultivates his land" is recorded from early 15c.; also the third order of fighting men (late 14c., below knights and squires, above knaves), hence yeomen's service "good, efficient service" (c.1600). Meaning "naval petty officer in charge of supplies" is first attested 1660s. Yeowoman first recorded 1852: "Then I am yeo-woman O the clumsy word!" [Tennyson, "The Foresters"]