He was ordered to take it off, and when he refused, it was removed by a beadle.
The same functionary has given the name Haybittle, a compound of beadle.
The beadle, whose curiosity was excited, waited a little, and looked after them.
He was then led by a beadle into an adjoining room, and the door locked.
Sir Ludar, with a grim smile, locked up the beadle in his place, and flung the key into the pond.
Why should a beadle be comic, and his opposite a charity boy?
He looked on his cabinet uniform as a beadle looks on his gold lace.
Her hair, was it quaintly curly,Or as straight as a beadle's wand?
The beadle, as he marshals them before the altar, sees something under the surface in this wedding-party.
Next moment we were standing in the street which led to beadle Square.
Old English bydel "herald, messenger from an authority, preacher," from beodan "to proclaim" (see bid). Sense of "warrant officer, tipstaff" was in late Old English; that of "petty parish officer," which has given the job a bad reputation, is from 1590s. French bédeau (Old French bedel, 12c.) is a Germanic loan-word.
Beadle Bea·dle (bēd'l), George Wells. 1903-1989.
American biologist. He shared a 1958 Nobel Prize for discovering how genes transmit hereditary characteristics.